Wednesday, June 13, 2012


One early reference to a honeymoon is in Deuteronomy 24:5 “When a man is newly wed, he need not go out on a military expedition, nor shall any public duty be imposed on him. He shall be exempt for one year for the sake of his family, to bring joy to the wife he has married.
Originally "honeymoon" simply described the period just after the wedding when things are at their sweetest; it is assumed to wane in a month. The earliest term for this in English was hony moone, which was recorded as early as 1546.

In Western culture, the custom of a newlywed couple going on a holiday together originated in early 19th century Great Britain, a concept borrowed from the Indian elite, in the Indian Subcontinent. Upper-class couples would take a "bridal tour", sometimes accompanied by friends or family, to visit relatives who had not been able to attend the wedding. The practice soon spread to the European continent and was known as voyage à la façon anglaise (English-style voyage) in France from the 1820s on.
 Typically honeymoons would start on the night they were married, with the couple leaving midway through the reception to catch a late train or ship. However, in the 21st century, many couples will not leave until 1–3 days after the ceremony and reception in order to tie up loose ends with the reception venue and/or simply enjoy the reception to its fullest and have a relaxing night afterwards to recover, before undertaking a long journey.

A recent survey by the marriage council of America stated, that on average honeymoon couples have sexual intercourse two times while on a honeymoon.

The problem usually is, we seldom plan for this HONEYMOON. Some people do not even know who is responsible to pay for honeymoon. Some have gone to the extent of proposing this idea to wanakamati for them to include it in the reception budget. For this, wanakamati would treat this as zawadi ya kamati for  the couple. Other lucky couples would be lifted by the groom's parents or relatives to support them financially. However, i believe (as I once pointed out) that honeymoon is among the groom's responsibility. It is so important to plan for this, months before the wedding.

Honeymoon serves as mfano wa raha katika ndoa. Though many just think of it to come some days after the wedding, very few give it a credit and weight to be part of their marriage life. It is believed that, couples who will dare leaving their bed and go out to a hotel in the same town or travel away from the town they live, are more likely to rekandle their marriage love.

Get out, nendeni Jangwani Sea Breeze, La Paz Pub, Grand Villa, White sands, au hata kwetu kuleeee...just to have fun!! DO NOT JUST LET IT HAPPEN...PLAN FOR IT: HONEYMOON.

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