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When is "Wife Appreciation Day"? September 16

What is this holiday
Wife Appreciation Day commemorates the importance of everything that a wife does for her husband.

Wife appreciation Day is the day your say thank you to your wife and show her how much you really appreciate her for all the little things that she does for "you". Sometimes husbands forget that little things add up and takes time. Simple things like tying your tie, matching your socks, geting you more ice or sweepings up mud ever time you track it in the house is worth a thank you.

So on this day, do something she's not expecting. Take some time to plan out a special day or a weekend getaway, a night out "without" the kids, or a romantic dinner at home. Maybe just a nice walk, just the two of you would be a good way to be alone so you can tell her that she is appreciated.

Unlike Valentine’s Day or a wedding anniversary, this event allows you to offer something creative and thoughtful. There will be no expectations, only appreciation.

What type of holiday is this?
National Holiday  Weird Holiday • United States Holiday

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.
Wife appreciation day ECard Greetings

Definition of Appreciation
"Gratitude, appreciation, or thankfulness is a positive emotion or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive."

"In a religious context, gratitude can also refer to a feeling of indebtedness towards a deity. Most religions prescribe rituals of thanksgiving towards their higher powers; the expression of gratitude to God is a central theme of Christianity and Islam.

Psychological research has demonstrated that individuals are more likely to experience gratitude when they receive a favor that is perceived to be (1) valued by the recipient, (2) costly to the benefactor, (3) given by the benefactor with benevolent intentions, and (4) given gratuitously (rather than out of role-based obligations) Individuals who are induced to feel grateful are more likely to behave prosocially toward their benefactor."

"Gratitude may also serve to reinforce future prosocial behavior in benefactors."

"Research has also suggested that feelings of gratitude may be beneficial to subjective emotional well-being (Emmons & McCullough, 2003)."

"Although gratitude is something that anyone can experience, some people seem to feel grateful more often than others. People who tend to experience gratitude more frequently than do others also tend to be happier, more helpful and forgiving, and less depressed than their less grateful counterparts."

How can I Celebrate this holiday?

Other September Holidays around the world
September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 106 days remaining until the end of the year.

You may also be interested in these related pages:
Sadie Hawkins Day / prayer / Leap Year / Good Friday
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