When is "Housewife Day"?
Always on November 3
Are there other related holidays? Yes!
Definition of Housewife
The term homemaker is preferred by some to housewife or househusband because it is inclusive, defines the role in terms of activities, rather than relation to another or gender, and is independent of marital status. The terms stay-at-home mom and stay-at-home dad are also used, particularly if the person views his or her central role as caring for children. The euphemistic term "domestic engineer" has gone out of favor, being seen by some as satirical, as if to give a sense of mock dignity to a role held in low esteem by the speaker. Likewise, the term "housekeeper" has come to describe hired cleaning help, and is no longer used—other than in a derogatory way—to describe homemaking.
What is this holiday
A Housewife is usually the name used that refers to the person who manages the household and can be male or female. A housewife is also refered to as a homemaker as well-
The person that manges the household is under tremendous obligations, because most of the time their job is 24/7. So honor the housewife in your life on this holiday and suprise them by taking some of the pressures off of him or her on the day.
What type of holiday is this?
What is the Origin of this holiday?
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this holiday. This holiday is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So have fun with it and celebrate it!
We did find reference to this holiday on several ECard websites.
Ideas to make the day special
- Hire a maid for the day so your special housewife will have things clean for "her" for a change! No doing the dishes, no sweeping, no washing windows or making the beds. Hire someone else to do it for the day.
- Take all the laundry to the cleaners for the day! - I think your special housewife would love it if she didn't have to wash, dry, iron, fold clothes and hang up clothes for the day. This is very time consuming and would be a real treat if all the laundry was cleaned by someone else.
- Does your special housewife spend time in the garden? Does she love her plants and flowers but finds it hard to tend to them? Well how about treating her today by hiring lawn care service or gardening service for the day? Maybe they could even plant a couple of nice new plants in the garden too. It doesn't matter if it's a big back yard garden or a small porch garden, sometimes this is the only place to go for a breath of fresh air, the only place to take a breather, so this could be a welcomed idea.
- Does your special housewife do all the cooking? Give them a break from cooking today. Take them out to eat, or if there tired why not surprise them by bringing home a feast for the day. Yes a "already cooked feast" that is! Appetizers, salad, main meal and don't leave out the dessert!
- Do you have pets? Does the special housewife in your life give the dogs the bath each month and keep them brushed each week? Well think about taking the dogs out for a nice grooming day at your local pet center and have them shampooed, brushed and nails cut and cleaned. This way your wife won't have to worry about finding time to do it.
Traditionally the role of "homemaker"
has been filled predominantly by women. Even to this day, homemaking is perceived by many societies as the natural role for women. In recent years there has been some political and societal backlash against feminist criticism regarding traditional roles for women. This backlash may be attributed to the recent decades' progress of the feminist movement and its implications on society, and may be compared to the backlash that took place in postwar America. The backlash could be seen, at least in part, in both the increasing prominence of "professional" homemakers such as Martha Stewart, and a rise in Evangelical Christianity which views traditional roles as being conducive to the stability of the traditional family unit and the people therein. However, homemaking is not always a lifetime commitment: many homemakers, for economic or personal reasons, return to the workplace.
How can I Celebrate this holiday?
- Blog with us about it! - We have a blog called "Everyday is a Holiday" so visit our pages and talk with us about this holiday.
- Send Free E-Greeting! - If your ready to get together with your friends don't forget to invite them with these fun Internet Invitations.
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