Why do people 'christen' ships with champagne?

Ridiculous History

By iHeartRadio

Why do people 'christen' ships with champagne?

Wednesday, 19 August

We've all heard about the practice of smashing a champagne bottle against the hull of a ship before launching it -- but where does this practice come from? Join the guys as they delve into the surprisingly ancient practice of commemorating ship launches, from ancient Babylon to the modern day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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