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A bachelor party (also called a stag party, stag night (UK, Ireland, Canada, and NZ), bulls party (South Africa) or bucks party, bucks night (Australia)) is a party held for a bachelor shortly before he enters marriage, to make the most of his final opportunity to engage in activities a new wife might not approve of, or merely to spend time bonding with his male friends (often in his wedding party afterwards). Traditional hat toss celebration at a graduation ceremony at the United States Naval Academy A party is a social gathering intended primarily for celebration and recreation. ... A bachelor is a man above the age of majority who has never been married (see single). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Marriage is a relationship that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ... Male bonding is a term that is used in ethology, social science, and in general usage to describe patterns of friendship and/or cooperation in men (or in the case of ethology: males of various species). ... Nubian wedding with some international modern touches, near Aswan, Egypt Preparing for the photographs, at a wedding in Thornbury Castle, England A traditional Japanese wedding ceremony A wedding is a civil or religious ceremony which celebrates the beginning of a marriage. ...


A bachelor party may involve activities beyond the usual party and social gathering ingredients (often drinking alcohol and gambling), such as going to a strip club, hiring a female stripper or escort, and in some traditions more hazing-like tests and pranks at the future groom's expense, which shows the whole thing is also a rite of passage from bachelorhood (associated with an adolescent lifestyle, often in the common past of most participants, e.g. in their student years) to (more 'responsible') marital life. Functional group of an alcohol molecule. ... Gambling has had many different meanings depending on the cultural and historical context in which it is used. ... For the book or movie Striptease see Striptease (book) and Striptease (movie) A striptease is a performance, usually a dance, in which the performer gradually removes their clothing for the purposes of sexually arousing the audience, usually performed in nightclubs. ... A striptease dancer performing. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Hazing is an often ritualistic test, which may constitute harassment, abuse or humiliation with requirements to perform meaningless tasks; sometimes as a way of initiation into a social group. ... Shan boy undergoing Poy Sang Long initiation A rite of passage is a ritual that marks a change in a persons social or sexual status. ... A separate article is about the punk band called The Adolescents. ...


The task of organizing a bachelor party is often traditionally assigned to a male sibling of the bachelor or to the best man; otherwise any (close and/or reputedly party-minded) male friend will organize it. The best man is the name given to the male assistant to the bridegroom at a wedding. ...


Bachelor parties have also been the subject of many movies, especially comedies.

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It has also become common for a similar party to be held for the bride-to-be. This is known as a bachelorette party or hen night. Look up Hen party in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


A tame version is the so-called Stag and Doe party, in which both the bride and groom attend. A stag and doe, or buck and doe, is an event held by a bride and groom before they are married, similar to a combined bachelor party and bachelorette party, but acting as a fundraiser for the wedding. ...


The earliest a bachelor party can start is 12 noon.


UK

In the United Kingdom it is now common for the party to last for more than one evening, hence the increasing prevalence of the phrase "stag weekend". A spin off has been the growth of the Stag Weekend Industry in the UK with various companies taking the "hassle" out of the weekend. It has also become increasingly common for a stag party to include some form of activity such as paintballing or motorsports rather than just drinking. A tournament player shooting from behind an inflatable bunker. ... Auto racing (also known as automobile racing or autosport) is a sport involving racing automobiles. ...


In the UK, stag weekend trips are becoming mini-holidays with the groups taking part in various day time activities as well as the expected night out on the town and the inevitable strippers. Popular UK destinations include Blackpool, Brighton, Bournemouth, Newcastle, Nottingham and Edinburgh. There is now a growing trend for stags to go abroad, with Dublin and Riga topping the list, followed by Prague, Vilnius, Amsterdam and Maastricht. Blackpool is a seaside town in north-western England. ... Statistics Population: 155,919[1] Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: TQ315065 Administration District: Brighton & Hove Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: East Sussex Historic county: Sussex Services Police force: Sussex Police Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: South East Coast Post office and... Bournemouth is a large resort town on the south coast of England. ... This article is about a city in the United Kingdom. ... Nottingham is a city (and county town of Nottinghamshire) in the East Midlands of England. ... Edinburgh (pronounced ; Scottish Gaelic: ) is the capital of Scotland and its second-largest city. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... Map of Latvia Coordinates: Founded 1201 Mayor Aivars Aksenoks Area    - City 307. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Location Ethnographic region AukÅ¡taitija County Vilnius County Municipality Vilnius city municipality Coordinates Number of elderates 20 General Information Capital of Lithuania Vilnius County Vilnius city municipality Vilnius district municipality Population 540,318 in 2005 (1st) First mentioned 1323 Granted city rights 1387 Vilna redirects here. ... Amsterdam Location Flag Country Netherlands Province North Holland Population 741,329 (1 August 2006) Demonym Amsterdammer Coordinates Website www. ... Flag of Maastricht. ...


United States

In the United States, Las Vegas, South Beach (Miami) and Atlantic City are popular bachelor party destinations. This article is about the city of Las Vegas in Nevada. ... The famous Ocean Drive on South Beach at night. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... Alternate meanings: See Atlantic City (disambiguation) Atlantic City is a city located in USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 40,517. ...


Australia

The groom's 'mates' may, after all getting drunk, subject him to various humiliations and/or endurances, sometimes even in public, such as leaving him tied to a pole.


Canada

Canadian cities such as Montreal or Vancouver are popular bachelor party destinations due to their large number of strip clubs with "danse contact" (lap-dancing). The female equivalent of a stag party in Canada is often known as a "stagette" or "doe." Motto: Concordia Salus Coordinates: Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 City Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area    - City 366. ... Vancouver (pronounced: ) is a city in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. ... For the book or movie Striptease see Striptease (book) and Striptease (movie) A striptease is a performance, usually a dance, in which the performer gradually removes their clothing for the purposes of sexually arousing the audience, usually performed in nightclubs. ...


Malta

In Malta, the bachelor's male friends frequently take the bachelor out and get him drunk, then treating him to a night of jovial abuse. For example, it is common for the bachelor to end up naked and tied to things, such as monuments in roundabouts or the front door of his future mother-in-law. It has been suggested that Cycle facilities at roundabouts be merged into this article or section. ...


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  Results from FactBites:
 
Bachelor party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (469 words)
The task of organizing a bachelor party is often traditionally assigned to a male sibling of the bachelor or to the best man; otherwise any (close and/or reputedly party-minded) male friend will organize it.
In Canada, Montreal is one of the most popular bachelor party destinations due to the city's large number of strip clubs with dance "contact" (also as with Vancouver).
The female equivalent of a stag party in Canada is often known as a "stagette".
Bachelor Party (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (575 words)
Bachelor Party is a 1984 comedy film starring Tom Hanks, Tawny Kitaen, Adrian Zmed, Robert Prescott, and Deborah Harmon.
In 1981, Gary Grossman threw a bachelor party for his friend Bob Israel.
For Bachelor Party, Israel and Moler instead created a mock ad campaign that so impressed Twin Continental Films that they provided the producers with the necessary funds to develop the project.
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