Why did so many people marry on Christmas Day?

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It's not because it was romantic; It was mostly because Christmas was one of the only days people had off from work! 


I wanted to share this family photo of 52 Photos Week 51 Festive with the community. Location: Rosalia, Washington. Date: 25 Dec 1921.
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in Photos by Maggie N. G2G6 Pilot (1,000k points)
Thank you Maggie for sharing the story very interesting

3 Answers

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Best answer
Not only was Christmas a day off work, usually families would be visiting either on Christmas or just before or after. Even for families that lived in close proximity, it would still be a wagon trip to a relative's house for the Christmas celebration. So, the happy couple would plan on the wedding while their relatives and/or friends were there: two celebrations instead of one!
by Virginia Fields G2G6 Pilot (974k points)
selected by Susan Laursen
+6 votes

Thank you for sharing

I never would of guessed that was a reason so many married on Christmas Day!

Beautiful photoyes

by Andrew Simpier G2G6 Pilot (380k points)
+4 votes

Great picture, and a perfect piece of family history! She's beautiful, and he looks like he's a little cold! Thanks for sharing! I would have guessed the reason to get married on Christmas would be because it's easy to remember the anniversary date! Yeah, I'm a guy!  laugh

by Michael Smith G2G6 Pilot (123k points)

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