National Marriage Week

Marriage is an institution that goes back thousands of years. The word “marriage” is an Old English word that first gained popularity during the 13th century. However, the institution of marriage actually predates this date and was used to form important alliances between families.

Although marriages of today are very different from those over 800 years ago, they’re still important to many people. While modern marriages aren’t the lynchpin of civilization as many people believed they used to be, they are still a significant piece of social and cultural life nowadays. It’s for this reason that National Marriage Week is celebrated, beginning the week of February 7th and ending the week of February 14th.

The History of National Marriage Week

Before the history of this holiday week can be discussed, we have to go all the way back to the original holiday that inspired it. This holiday was World Marriage Day, and it was created in 1983 with the goal of underlining how beautiful marriage can be and honoring all the married couples who show devotion and faithfulness to their significant others.

In 2010, National Marriage Week was created. Despite the fact that it has “National” in its name, it was conceived as a holiday that could be observed on an international level. It was seen by organizers as a way to bring individuals, organizations, and religious groups into the conversation about marriage.

Observing National Marriage Week

During this week, people can celebrate their marriage with friends and family members. After all, marriages are not only between two people but are between two families who are joined together by the event. It’s also a good week for people to spend with their partners, maybe with a vow renewal service or simply by spending time with one another. A happy marriage is a happy life and one that should be celebrated.

When is it?
This year (2024)
February 7 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
February 7 Friday
Last year (2023)
February 7 Tuesday
Relationships & Family