Where Did the “Honeymoon” Come From and How Did the Word “Honeymoon” Originate?

The custom of a “honeymoon” began over four thousand years ago in Babylon.

When for a full lunar month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all the honey-beer he could drink.

It was called the “honey month.”

The word honeymoon didn’t enter our language until 1546, and because few people could afford a vacation.

A honeymoon didn’t mean a trip away from home until the middle of the nineteenth century.

These days, the traditional holiday taken during the weeks following the wedding is usually referred to as the honeymoon period.

One of the first references to a honeymoon is in Deuteronomy 24:5.

The French and Spanish word for “honeymoon” means “moon of honey”.

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