Proposal Day – 20th March 2014
No, your eyes do not deceive you! Proposal Day is a real thing, and is celebrated this year on the 20th March 2014. As the name suggests, the day is dedicated to proposals of marriage for all those umming and ahhing about taking that next step. The day itself is celebrated twice a year on the Vernal Equinox in March and the Autumnal Equinox in September, when the day and the night are equal lengths. Romantic, huh?
Unfortunately, the story behind this momentous day is not so romantic. It came about when a man called John Michael O’Loughlin got sick of his cousin’s boyfriend stringing her along for years without any inkling of a bended knee. He decided enough was enough and dedicated a day to marriage proposals to move things along and give his prospective cousin-in-law a subtle hint. It’s not all bad though. O’Loughlin’s choice of having Proposal Day on the equinoxes is said to represent the equality between a couple and a sign of a successful marriage, so there is some romance underneath all that practicality!
But the day doesn’t have to be the be all and end all.
Proposal Day can also act as a gentle reminder, as proposalday.com suggests “[Proposal Day] presents an opportunity to raise the subject of marriage proposals in a light-hearted and non-threatening manner”. Well that’s good isn’t it? A non-threatening reminder to all those *cough cough* gents *cough* to think about popping that all-important question that changes your life irrevocably. Not a scary prospect at all! At the end of the day, a proposal, and then a marriage will come only when both parties are ready, and when that time comes, it won’t matter what day it is at all!
Proposals are just the beginning of an engagement, an engagement is the beginning of a wedding, and a wedding is the beginning of a marriage. A proposal is only one step in the journey of life, and is by no means the most important. So don’t worry!
For all those waiting on a proposal and all those wondering when to commit to doing a proposal, you have all the time in the world! Here at Hawkesyard Estate we have been honoured to witness all stages of coupledom. From the beginnings of romance to the tentative proposals, from the proposals to the engagement parties, engagement parties to weddings, weddings to christenings and christenings to wedding anniversaries. We’ve seen it all. Hawkesyard Estate seems to bring out the romance in people – and why not? A stunning setting coupled with an electric atmosphere brings out the cupid in all of us. Hawkesyard Hall is a Grade II listed building which dates back to the 13th Century and immediately inspires romance with its stunning gothic architecture and beautiful surrounding gardens. Our variety of rooms of all shapes and sizes means there is something for everyone, all with friendly, welcoming staff who are dedicated to providing you with a first class service.
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