National Homemaker Day is an annual holiday celebrated on November 3rd and dedicated to honoring those who do household work every day. It’s a great opportunity to thank the person in your household who takes on the responsibility of cleaning, washing, buying groceries, and cooking.
Traditionally, the role of a housewife was performed by the wife or a nanny, and in the 19th century, it was the woman’s responsibility to keep the house clean and comfortable and serve as the keeper of the family hearth. However, in the 20th century, the roles began to shift, and more and more families shared housework between a man and a woman. Unfortunately, the study showed that most of the work was still done by women. Nowadays, housework is a lifelong commitment performed by someone who can be at home.
Why National Homemaker Day is important
- The contribution of a person who does housework is invaluable and should be respected and appreciated.
- Today, more and more families are moving away from traditional norms, especially with the official allowance of same-sex marriage in America since 2015.
- Raising children or keeping the house clean should not be considered any less courageous.
- National Homemaker Day encourages us to analyze our life values and prioritize, as money is not the most important thing in life, but rather care, love, and attention.
How to take part
You can show your appreciation for the work of a housewife by doing the housework yourself, such as washing dishes, windows, cleaning the house, cooking lunch or dinner, and cleaning the yard. If you do not have the opportunity to do the housework yourself, consider hiring a person and paying for their work, and don’t forget to thank them. You can also organize a day of rest for the housewife, and give them a spa certificate or a trip to a resort.
When is National Homemaker Day celebrated in 2023?
National Homemaker Day is observed on November 3 each year.