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Re: Honey-moon in June

Posted by Bruce Kahl on June 23, 2001

In Reply to: Honey-moon in June posted by Patty on June 23, 2001

: There is an old song that has the line "Honey moon, keep a'shinin' in June" and the familiar term "honeymoon" comes from the song or is related to the same idea (June weddings, one would suppose). But just exactly what is a "*honey* moon" anyway? Must be the way the moon appears in June in certain parts of the U.S. But where? And just what *is* this visual attribute?? - Patty

I found 2 explanations.

Brewers claims it is from the practice of the ancient Teutons of drinking honey-wine (hydromel) for thirty days (a moon) after marriage.
Attila, the Hun, indulged so freely in hydromel at his wedding-feast that he died.

Websters claims it is from the idea that the first month of marriage is the sweetest.