National Spouses Day

Celebrated annually on January 26th, National Spouses Day is an unofficial holiday that encourages couples to celebrate each other on this day. On this day, people are supposed to take time out of their busy schedules to show just how important their spouse is to them. After all, love that isn’t tended is most likely the one that doesn’t thrive. This holiday shouldn’t be confused with Military Spouses Day, which falls on May 12th.

History of National Spouses Day

Unfortunately, no one really knows who created National Spouses Day. It was most likely created after Military Spouses Day, which was established in 1984. However, it only really began to gain popularity in the U.S. during the 2000s.

Interesting Facts About Marriage

  • The average married couple has sex once a week.
  • 20% of married couples have a sexless marriage.
  • It’s legal to marry someone who is deceased in France.
  • Over 300 couples marry in Las Vegas every single day.
  • The third year of marriage is usually the happiest for most couples.
  • Every hour, there are 100 divorces in the United States.
  • Interracial marriage was banned in the U.S. until 1967.
  • Gamophobia is the fear of commitment.
  • Wedding rings date back to Ancient Egypt.

Celebrating National Spouses Day

If you want to celebrate this holiday, the best way to do it is to show your spouse some love, appreciation, and affection. Perhaps take them out for a candlelight dinner, go to the movies with them, or give them a card. This day can be celebrated in just about any way, as long as your spouse is the central part of the celebration.

Celebrating National Spouses Day is a great way to reconnect with your spouse and keep that spark alive. Besides, studies have shown that couples who take time out of their schedules to spend it with their significant others are more likely to stay married.

When is it?
This year (2024)
January 26 Friday
Next year (2025)
January 26 Sunday
Last year (2023)
January 26 Thursday
Relationships & Family