Where did the honeymoon originate?

Picture Babylon, 4,000 years ago.

Back then, it was the accepted practice that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink.

In case you didn’t know, mead is a honey beer. And because the Babylonian calendar was lunar-based, this period was called the honey month — or what we know today as the honeymoon!

(fyi, my sources for these fun facts come from all over the web. I don’t own ’em!)

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I write about twists, turns, past lives and suspense.
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