Honeymoon

Tangent, Uncategorized

Did you know that the etymology for the word honeymoon is that “the first month of marriage is the sweetest”? There are competing theories, like that newlyweds were given enough mead (honey wine) to last a month, but for some reason this is considered false.

Whatever the case, the honeymoon is traditionally practiced in western culture and consists of a trip taken by newlyweds in order to ease the transition into married life and to foster intimacy. These days it’s a romantic holiday taken directly after the wedding to exotic locales.