When a woman is about to be married she often has a party with females friends to celebrate this occasion before the wedding. In America, it is known as a bachelorette party, but in the UK it is called a hen party or a hen night.
Many explanations have been given as to why a hen party is called a “hen party”. The best definition was explained by a guest on this weeks reality drama, “The Hotel”, Channel 4, Sundays 8pm.
“…it’s called a hen night because she [the bride] is about to marry a Cock”. Genius!
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