NATIONAL HOUSEWIFE’S DAY:
Celebrated on November 3rd, every year. This day is also called National Homemaker’s day and is observed to honor the contributions and importance of people who chose to stay home to look after their family.
Related: Other National Days Celebrated on November 3rd:
WHY NATIONAL HOUSEWIFE’S DAY?
The term “Housewife” was coined during the days when one person’s income was sufficient to support the family. At this time women did not enjoy equal rights too.
Such days now lie buried in the past. Now women’s decision to work and not to work outside their home lies with her. Even now most Women prefer to stay home and look after their family needs at home!
This day doesn’t diminish the importance of men and women who work for their families. Some women work outside and inside the office!
This day is for everyone who wants to give their ladies a break from working at home and celebrating the day acknowledging their efforts to keep the family healthy and together!
This day also sheds light on the multiple tasks housewives do every day to maintain the household! She tends to plan, organize and manage the house with the available resources. Taking care of our schedule itself is a herculean task. They tend to take care of everyone’s schedule in the family!
A typical housewife will spend most of her time cooking, cleaning and taking care of children. Well, it is God’s design to care for her family, she would also appreciate your empathy and a break. And few wives will adore you more when you make efforts to help with the chores.
So, give your lady love a thankyou note and a break from household chores!
HOW CAN WE CELEBRATE NATIONAL HOUSEWIFE’S DAY?
- Give her a Thank You card!
Give your homemaker a handmade Thankyou card or a handwritten thank you note to appreciate her for everything she does at home for all of you! A store-bought thank you card will do the job too!
- Clean up after eating or cooking
A simple way to observe the day is by cleaning up by yourself after you eat or cook! Because dishes take a long time to finish!
- Gift her something that appreciates her
Although they stay home, they surely have a hobby or are fond of something! Gift them something nice and remind her she is not only appreciated and loved today but every day! You could grab a box of chocolates, a piece of jewelry, a dress or a book from the genre she likes!
- Give her a day off
If you can afford to have someone else do the household chores for the day is also a great way to observe the day! Meanwhile, you guys can go out for a movie or just cuddle in front of the TV with her favorite popcorn!
- Have family time
If you have children, you may observe this day as a team! Split the chores and surprise by finishing them before she finds it!
- Dine out at a food joint she likes
Women love to dine out whenever possible! Don’t let her cook today. You may also swap dining out by cooking today!
Use this hashtag #Housewife’sDay and share what you have done!!
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT NATIONAL HOUSEWIFE’S DAY:
- According to 2014 research conducted by Salary.com, a typical housewife in the U.S. spent 94 hours working every week
- In the 1950s resources were not available at one store. So housewives will have to visit plenty of stores
- The word “housewife” was derived from the 13th-century term “husewif” that translated as “married women in charge of the household”
- A study conducted among British women in 2013 reveals that women over the age of 20, who happened to be in a relationship and had full-time jobs were willing to be a housewife and dependent on their partners for finance
- Most of the women in the U.S. who chose to stay at home held college degrees
- The TV show Desperate housewives created a great impact and showed what it meant to be a housewife, a role that many women and men devalued during the early feminist movement
- A study conducted by the Institute of Social and Economic Research in 2005 reports that married men earned more than Single men!
HISTORY OF NATIONAL NATIONAL HOUSEWIFE’S DAY:
The only detail that we have about National Housewife’s Day is that it is observed on November 3rd every year. The information about the creator and the reasons for establishing this day are unknown.