As you know, the first month after the wedding, which the newlyweds spend together, is called the honeymoon. But where did this name come from and why is the first month of married life called honey?
An interesting fact, the expression "honeymoon" exists in many languages only in Russian, but in all other European languages in the title of this most important event only in Russian, but in all other European languages the word "honey" is present in the title of this most important event: Honeymoon - in English; luna de miel - in Spanish; luna di miele - in Italian; Honigmonat - in German; lua-de-mel - in Portuguese; lune de miel - in French. But in the Eastern peoples - the "honeymoon" is not necessarily honey, but whatever - the Turks have a "magic", for example. the word "honey": Honeymoon - in English; luna de miel - in Spanish; luna di miele - in Italian; Honigmonat - in German; lua-de-mel - in Portuguese; lune de miel - in French.
But the question of why the honeymoon is called HONEY remains open to this day. According to one version, the honeymoon owes its name to a low-alcohol drink made from honey with spices. Historically, in many countries it was customary to drink honey wine within a month after the wedding, since honey had a healing effect on the organisms of the young, creating a favorable moment for conception.
According to other sources, the primacy of the invention of this expression belongs to the French writer Voltaire. In his philosophical novel Zadig, or Fate (1747), he writes: "Zadig experienced that the first month of marriage, as described in the book Zend, is honeymoon, and the second - wormwood." Later, this expression from Voltaire's novel passed into other languages, including Russian.
It is interesting that there is practically no such concept and tradition as a honeymoon among the peoples of the North Caucasus. Apparently hot oriental guys, having paid kalym for the bride, begin to exploit her immediately after the wedding :)
During the honeymoon, young people sometimes swear over trifles, but sometimes it comes to divorce. In 2010, after a honeymoon in Paris, an Italian couple broke up. 36-year-old Marianna filed for divorce because her husband took with him on a honeymoon trip ... his mother !!! My friends love each other and leave your mothers alone.