World Marriage Day 2016

World marriage day theme is "Love One Another"

Origin of the Day

World Marriage Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of February every year around the different countries and continents. This day is sponsored by Worldwide Marriage Encounter in associations with the Catholic Marriage Encounter Movement. On this special day the organizers honor the husband and wife because they are the foundation of the family. Society’s smallest unit is family and on this day all family members enjoy in big gatherings. This day aims to appreciate the efforts and sacrifices that the husband and wife do for the family. Millions of people engage in the celebrations of the events and contribute their work. At many places different award ceremonies are organized to encourage the citizens for the well being of the society. This day actually celebrates everything about the marriages. People propose their partners to show their love and affection for all the support in the tough life. Now this special day is being celebrated across the world. People from many cultures are celebrating it with their family and friends.

How to Celebrate the Day

World Marriage Day is celebrated at all localities with several activities. People make a large gathering and congratulate each other for the beautiful journey as a family. The permanent theme for this special day has been decided as ‘Love One Another’ that symbolizes the purpose of the event in the true manner.This is a day when the whole society enjoys and makes it a day for everyone to think and dream about what it would be like if they become a person who runs his family well. Many events are organized where families come and play various games and have fun. Life shows the ups and downs but on this special day everyone say thanks to the God for giving this wonderful gift to us i.e. our family.


There are numerous activities organized and people take active participations in them. They play numerous games like Reviving Marriage; Spouse or Soul Mate; Rate Your Marriage; Writing Poems; Dating Game; Who is Your Valentine and many others. Governments are also putting in effort to make the celebration visible at international, national, regional and local level. Thousands of residents take out time form their busy schedule and participate in the annual event.A web page is also created to promote the day and people post their comment and queries there. Government is making it a world class event and inviting the guests from all parts of the globe.

Importance of the Day

The World marriage has very important role to give the people a platform where they express their true love for their life partner by various means. Many couples resolve their difference in the name of this special day and give the life a second chance. Families are taking this day as one of the most important occasions in their life. Hence this day is also helping to build a strong society where every one is giving respect to his or her counterpart


2014 - February 9

2015 - February 8

2016 - February 14

2017 - February 12

2018 - February 11

2019 - February 10

2020 - February 9

Quotes about Marriage

"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."
- Mignon McLaughlin

"When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

"Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without."
- James Dobson

"Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory."
- Abraham Lincoln

"Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect. If it's not based on respect, nothing that appears to be good will last very long."
- Amy Grant

"In a happy marriage it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape."
- Gerald Brenan

"In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring."
- Enid Bagnold

"A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day."
- Andre Maurois

"It's tough to stay married. My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won't drink from my glass."
- Rodney Dangerfield

"Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage."
- Benjamin Franklin

"The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character."
- Peter De Vries

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