On September 18 we celebrate National First Love Day. This day specifically reflects the first butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling, the first date, and that first spark with a romantic partner. We all encounter love with someone we admire and this is the day to look back on the first time we ever did. It’s a bittersweet day that can be celebrated in multiple ways. Do you remember who your first love was?
History of National First Love Day
National First Love Day began in 2015 and continues to be celebrated every year throughout the nation. The holiday started in the United States and is celebrated nationally every year. There’s no saying as to who created this day or why. All we know is that someone must have been remembering their first romantic partner in order to it. It is the sweet melancholy of memories that helped begin this national holiday.
Before the holiday was established, there were already holidays to celebrate love like the well known Valentine’s Day on February 14th and National Love Day on September 30th. These holidays both represent a day for their current partner, or someone in their life currently that they have love for. National First Love Day can be celebrated the same way, but it is more of a trip down memory lane.
It was created to remind us where it all started in our own lives and in the lives of others. One reason it was created was to bring up those reminders of the first time we felt love in a romantic relationship. These reminders could be good or bad. Last year, “Entertainment News” had an article on National First Love Day highlighting celebrities and their first loves, which is a great example on how to celebrate the holiday.
Love has no start date, but it began when the first human took their first step into this world, because it comes naturally. Love is a feeling and emotion we can give to others and can be reciprocated back to us limitlessly; but this day was created explicitly to remember our first love.