The Origin of Stag Do and why is it called like that

by | Aug 6, 2019 | Bez kategorii | 0 comments

Have you ever wondered why stag is the theme of last night of freedom and why in Britain, Canada and Ireland it’s Stag Do while in Australia it’s Buck’s Night and USA Bachelor Party?

If so, read on to find out the answer.

In the past ‘stag’ was referred to any male animal. Virile and strong leader of the pack just like groom-to-be and his band of male friends.

Another, more ancient theory is saying that the term derives from the horned, Celtic god Cernunnos. He was a symbol of fertility, life, animals’ hunt and wealth. For ancient brits he was basically everywhere in life episodes – like weddings and wed ceremonials.

Other explanation dates back to ancient Sparta where a man was celebrating the night before the wedding (last night of freedom) with his friends eating, drinking and promising lifetime friendship. There is no difference from what we do now tho.

If you are in charge of organizing stag party – celebration rooted in history, tradition and even religion check our Ready Stag Do Packages and come to Poland to make this weekend special.

Stag Party in different languages:

Spanish: Despedida de Soltero – Farewell to a bachelor

French: Enterrement de vie de garcon – funeral of the life of an unmarried man

Polish: Wieczór kawalerski – simply bachelor night

German: Junggesellenabschied – farewell to bachelorhood



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Master of Czech Philology, passionate lover of Spanish culture, travelling around the world and rabbits. I follow the idea of ‘zero waste’ and healthy lifestyle. Since I met my first stag party group I have decided that this is actually my dream job and I will put all my efforts to make it full time.

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