A comprehensive study of stag dos through the ages,
done by clever blokes with beards, glasses and stuff.
A stag do is called a stag do after a male deer (a stag) who, in the animal world, is considered a strong leader of its group. In the instance of a stag party, the groom is often referred to as the stag (the main man in the pack), though it is widely used as a collective term for all the guys.
There are other theories which claim a stag do is named in honour of a Celtic god, Cernunnos, who is often depicted with antlers and said to symbolise masculinity. However, there is no actual evidence for this link and though it’s a cool story, it probably isn’t true.
A stag do is a party thrown for a man who is soon to be married. Often referred to as a bachelor party by our transatlantic cousins, the stag party used to be held the night before the wedding, but now more commonly occurs a few weeks or months beforehand as a bigger stag weekend.
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