National Housewife Day

We now live in a world where diverse occupations and career paths have become the norm. A variety of different jobs have to be performed not only outside the home but also inside the home, and all of these jobs are important. One of these important jobs is the role of a housewife.

This is a job where stay-at-home moms have to work long hours, for little pay, and do it under stressful situations. That’s why we think it’s essential to take a moment to appreciate the remarkable role that housewives perform in the home.

National Housewife Day provides us with the perfect opportunity to celebrate these unsung heroes and recognize their invaluable contributions to society. While the term “housewife” might evoke different images and perceptions, it’s time to shed light on the unique qualities and importance of this multifaceted role when this holiday comes around every November 3rd.

Some Amazing Facts About Housewives

We thought it would be a good idea to take a few moments and talk about some of the things we’ve learned about housewives while we were researching National Housewife Day. So let’s take a few moments and check out the following amazing facts.

  • According to 2019 data from, the average stay-at-home parent would make $178,200+ a year if they performed the same work outside of the home as they do in the home.
  • Approximately 20% of U.S. adults were stay-at-home parents in 2018.
  • During COVID-19, millions of people had to work from home—illustrating the important work done by stay-at-home parents.
  • During the Middle Ages in Europe, wives weren’t allowed to divorce their husbands.
  • A housewife during the 1950s would often have to go to different stores to buy everything for the home (Baker, Butcher, Grocer, etc.).

Observing National Housewife Day

This holiday encourages people to show their partners the respect and appreciation they deserve for taking care of the home. If both partners work, they can show each other appreciation for the work they do inside the home.

If one partner goes to work while the other partner stays home, then they should show the person at home appreciation. People can also spread appreciation on the internet using the hashtag #NationalHousewifeDay on their social media accounts.

When is it?
This year (2024)
November 3 Sunday
Next year (2025)
November 3 Monday
Last year (2023)
November 3 Friday
Relationships & Family, Work & Occupation