National Housewife’s Day

Every single day of the year, millions of housewives do the hard work of making sure their homes are running like a well-oiled machine. These domestic engineers make sure that the bills are paid, that the house is clean, and that children make it out the door to school.

Of course, the term housewife doesn’t mean the same as it used to since both parents usually work outside of the home and because men can also take on the role of managing the household. Regardless, there are still men and women working hard for their households, and it’s for these people that National Housewife’s Day should be observed on 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’s 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 did 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’s 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 their partner stays home, then they should show the person at home appreciation. People can also spread appreciation on the Internet using the hashtag #NationalHousewifesDay on their social media accounts.

When is it?
This year (2023)
November 3 Friday
Next year (2024)
November 3 Sunday
Last year (2022)
November 3 Thursday
Relationships & Family, Work & Occupation