Why Honeymoon Called As Honeymoon

Why Honeymoon Called As Honeymoon  ?

I am not sure if everybody has that doubt or just I am having that doubt but this made me a bit curious as to why this word is called as honey moon!

Is the sweetest thing which happens post marriage and that is why it is named so?

Well no, there is another history behind why this word came in and how!

Facts about honeymoon and how did this word was invented: –

  • Honeymoon was the month after a wedding, when the bride’s father would give the groom all the mead he wanted.
  • Mead is a honey beer while the Babylon calendar was a lunar calendar.
  • The Babylonians started calling the month the “honey month” but we now call it a “honeymoon”so maybe that’s the slightest change which was done, by us only!
  • The Scandinavian word for honeymoon is derived, in part, from an ancient Northern European custom in which newlyweds, for the first month of their married life, drank a daily cup of honeyed wine called “mead”.
  • The ancient practices of kidnapings of bride and drinking the honey mead wine date back to the history of Atilla, king of the Asiatic Huns from A.D. 433 to A.D. 453.
  • One piece of folklore relates that the origin of the word moon comes from a cynical inference, which has no evidence of being 100% true.
  • To the Northern Europeans the term honeymoon referred to the body’s monthly cycle and, its combination with honey, suggested that not all moons of married life were as sweet as the first. British prose writers and poets, in the 16th and 17th centuries, often made use of the Nordic interpretation of honeymoon as a waxing and waning of marital affection.

There are many other stories as well without any such evidences. But any which ways, getting married is sweet and beautiful like moon!

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