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Is concept of honeymoon for ( newly married ) western idea ?

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Asked by Shalini, 15 Nov '11 05:17 pm
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One early reference to a honeymoon is in Deuteronomy 24:5 When a man is newly wed, he need not go out on a military expedition, nor shall any public duty be imposed on him. He shall be exempt for one year for the sake of his family, to bring joy to the wife he has married.

The earliest term for this in English was hony moone, which was recorded as early as 1546.

In Western culture, the custom of a newlywed couple going on a holiday together originated in early 19th century Great Britain, a concept borrowed from the Indian elite, in the Indian Subcontinent. Upper-class couples would take a "bridal tour", sometimes accompanied by friends or family, to visit relatives who had not been able to attend the wedding. The practice soon spread to the European continent and was known as voyage la faon anglaise (English-style voyage) in France from the 1820s on.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeymoon
Answered by Jack Johnson, 15 Nov '11 05:33 pm

 
  
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No. It was originated from India. In Western culture, the custom of a newlywed couple going on a holiday together originated in early 19th century Great Britain, a concept borrowed from the Indian elite, in the Indian Subcontinent. Upper-class couples would take a "bridal tour", sometimes accompanied by friends or family, to visit relatives who had not been able to attend the wedding. The practice soon spread to the European continent and was known as voyage la faon anglaise (English-style voyage). in France from the 1820s on.
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Answered by Sridhar, 15 Nov '11 05:27 pm

 
  
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WELL,IT MAY BE WESTERN BUT IT IS IS OLD ENOUGH FOR INDIA--A CENTURY OLD
Because marriage is one of lifes great rites of passage, both bride and groom stand on a threshold during the ceremony, neither married nor unmarried. This is a moment and state of great potential magical power, which the guests were always keen to tap into. Hence, all the customs of taking pieces of the brides dress, her flowers, and so on. The character of the wedding creates an act of sympathetic magic which sets the tone of the rest of the couples lives. If it is surrounded by symbols of prosperity and plenty, then this is thought to attract these things later on.

A surprising number of modern Western marriage protocols come from our ancient Pagan heritage. The idea of the honeymoon, for example, comes from the ancient Teutonic people whose newly married couples kept their own company and drank honey wine for a full month, or moon, after the wedding. So this became known as the honeymoon period. Honey was ...more
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Answered by anil garg, 15 Nov '11 06:01 pm

 
  
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Yes it is
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 15 Nov '11 08:40 pm

 
  
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It is western idea only
indian idea is honeymoon with one wife for a life long
westerners go on honeymoon because thats the only period they have an enjoyment life
recent example : kim kardashian and kris humphires. after honey moon they applied for divorce.
then each will find a new partner , live in , go for honeymoon and divorce again
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 15 Nov '11 05:27 pm

 
  
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I do not think so-
Answered by SriniVenkat, 15 Nov '11 05:22 pm

 
  
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100%
Answered by Atish krishna, 15 Nov '11 05:21 pm

 
  
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YEs It is !!: ))
Answered by Raj, 15 Nov '11 05:20 pm

 
  
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