Being the owner of your own home is a great happiness. Gathering a huge family at a large table and celebrating celebrations, isn’t that a joy? Many people dream of furnishing rooms to their liking, walking in the garden or simply enjoying the silence on the terrace, but some moments stop a person from deciding to buy a house. The unusual holiday Own Your Own Home Day is founded not only for homeowners, but also for those who are going to buy real estate.
Ancient people, who lived more than 15 million years ago, were already homeowners. They owned ordinary caves, even if they were temporary dwellings. A little later, when a person began to lead a sedentary lifestyle, he began to build houses. The struggle for territory between tribes forces a person to protect his home and family.
For a long time, being the owner of a house was considered a privilege available only to wealthy aristocrats, slave traders, merchants and royalty. And only with the expansion of the banking system, many ordinary workers have the opportunity to take out a loan and purchase real estate.
Own Your Own Home Day appeared not so long ago. The first proposals to celebrate such a holiday appeared in social networks. The public responded with joy to the idea, and soon they learned about the celebration not only in the United States, but throughout the world.
- The first mortgage loans began to be issued in the United States after 1860.
- By the middle of the XX century. more than 50% of Americans owned their own houses and apartments.
The term “mortgage” originated in ancient Greece. In the VI century. BC e. creditors installed a pole on the border of the land, which was collateral for the debt. If the money was not returned, the land was taken to pay off the loan. It was inscribed hypotheke.
How to celebrate
The best way to celebrate Own Your Own Home Day is to coincide with the purchase of real estate on the date of the celebration – January 21st.
Owners can arrange a fun party, gathering friends and relatives. Weather permitting, it’s a good idea to have a barbecue in the backyard.
It will be very informative to learn more about the history of the house. This is especially true for old mansions or to inquire about the origin of the name of the street on which the property rises.
When is Own Your Own Home Day celebrated in 2024?
Own Your Own Home Day is observed on January 21 each year.