National Fiancee Day

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Good news for those sporting a shiny ring on their finger – National Fiancée Day exists! It's a day as twinkling as that diamond in your jewelry box, designed solely to celebrate love and the momentous step from being 'just' boyfriend and girlfriend to being each other's fiancées. This special day allows you to take a much-needed breather and appreciate the one person you've chosen to be forever 'engaged' to!

When is Fiancee Day?

It's national fiancee day on the 1st August.

What's Up With National Fiancée Day?

Just when you thought there wasn’t enough love in the air, National Fiancée Day popped into the picture! Our team identified that online mentions of National Fiancée Day were most notably spiking on August the 1st, 2020. This tells us that this day is as unpredictable as love itself!

Why is National Fiancée Day special?

There is something undeniably-yet-deliciously unstable about the period between the 'yes' of the proposal and the 'I do' of the wedding. National Fiancée Day is a day to embrace that exhilarating whirlwind. It's all about focusing on your partner and relishing those sweet, 'we-are-about-to-get-married' butterflies.

How to celebrate?

There's no right or wrong way to celebrate National Fiancée Day. Some couples might choose to watch their favorite rom-com together. Picture this: You're both snuggling on the couch, pizza in one hand, each other's palms in the other. Others might opt for a fancy date night at a sophisticated restaurant, or perhaps repeat their first date to refresh the memories of their initial courtship. Whatever your style, the most important thing is that the day is drenched in love.

A Day of Appreciation

As unpredictable as love can be, not every day is a walk in the park. National Fiancée Day is a wonderful day to set aside any disagreements and to remember why the two of you decided to hitch your stars together in eternal love. It’s about appreciation, respect, and, above all, rejoicing in the beautiful journey that lies ahead!

History behind the term 'Fiancee'


The French Connection

The term 'fiancée' originated in France in the early 19th century. It is the feminine form of the word 'fiancé', which means an engaged man. This term was introduced into the English language to specifically refer to a woman who is engaged to be married. The French influence on the English language brought this elegant term into the lexicon of romantic relationships.


Wide Adoption

By the mid-19th century, the term 'fiancée' became more widely adopted in English-speaking countries. It gained popularity among the upper classes and quickly spread to broader society. This was an era of heightened romanticism and emphasis on courtship, making the use of specific terms for various stages of a relationship more significant.


Standardized Spelling

In 1926, the spelling of 'fiancée' was standardized in English. It was officially recognized as the correct way to refer to a woman who is engaged. The accent on the final 'e' distinguishes it from the masculine form 'fiancé'. This standardization ensured clarity and established a consistent usage of the term.

Recent Years

Gender-Neutral Usage

In more recent years, there has been a shift towards using the term 'fiancé' as a gender-neutral term for both men and women who are engaged. This change reflects the evolving understanding of gender and relationships in contemporary society. While 'fiancée' still remains in use to specifically indicate a female engaged partner, the usage of 'fiancé' has become more inclusive and fluid.

Did you know?

Did you know? The word 'Fiance' is of French origin, and it literally translates to 'promise'. How fitting for the promises a couple make to each other when they decide to tie the knot!


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First identified

1st August 2020

Most mentioned on

1st August 2020

Total mentions


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