Got an idea for a new holiday? Let us know!
Submit Holiday

National Proposal Day

Make your proposal extra special this National Proposal Day - capture the moment with a thoughtful gift, romantic setting, and unforgettable memories!
Weekly And Monthly Reports - Techcloud X Webflow Template
When it is?
March 20
Growth - Techcloud X Webflow Template
Location Icon
United States
Email Icon

Celebrate National Proposal Day on March 20th! This special day was created to honor the sweetest moment in a relationship when one partner pops the question. It's an especially meaningful celebration for those who have already been through that unforgettable experience of being asked and said "Yes!" For those yet to take that step, it's a reminder of the romantic possibilities ahead.

History of National Proposal Day

National Proposal Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origin of Engagement Rings</div><div class='timeline-text'>The tradition of presenting an engagement ring to signify lifelong commitment was reportedly popularized in the late 1800s as diamond mines were discovered, making them more accessible.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1940s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Diamond Engagement Rings Boom</div><div class='timeline-text'>After World War II, diamond engagement rings became the standard after a successful marketing campaign by De Beers.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Public Proposals Popularity Grows</div><div class='timeline-text'>Thanks to the influence of film and TV, public proposals at large events or famous landmarks started becoming more popular.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2005</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Proposal Day Created</div><div class='timeline-text'>John Michael O'Loughlin, an American writer and insurance agent, creates National Proposal Day to encourage lovebirds to express their feelings.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise of Social Media Proposals</div><div class='timeline-text'>With the rise of social media platforms, sharing and viewing proposals has become an increasingly popular trend, contributing to the holiday's popularity.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Proposal Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Plan an intimate dinner</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your significant other over for a romantic dinner. Cook their favorite dish and make it extra special with candles, flowers, and their favorite music.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Write a love letter</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Write down all the reasons why you love them and how you want to spend the rest of your life with them. Roll it up in a scroll and give it to them in a box with a ring inside.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Arrange a scavenger hunt</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Create clues that will lead your significant other to the spot where you will propose. At the end of the hunt have a ring waiting for them.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a hot air balloon ride</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Fly away in a hot air balloon while taking in the scenic views of your city or countryside. Pop the question while floating above the clouds.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a surprise party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Surprise your significant other by throwing them an engagement party, complete with family and friends to share the moment with you both.</p></div></div>

Why National Proposal Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It promotes relationship communication</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Proposal Day is a great way to encourage communication and understanding between couples, families or even friends. It encourages partners to talk about their plans for the future, discuss important issues, prioritize goals and appreciate one another.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a special day</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Proposing on National Proposal Day is a special experience that will be remembered for years to come. It's an opportunity to show your loved one that they are worth celebrating and cherishing in a unique and meaningful way.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It celebrates commitment</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Proposal Day offers an opportunity for couples to celebrate and demonstrate their commitment to each other through a special moment. A proposal is an important milestone in any relationship that can bring two people closer together.</p></div></div>

5 Facts Unveiling National Proposal Day Secrets

National Proposal Day FAQs

When is National Proposal Day?

National Proposal Day is celebrated on March 20 every year. In 2024 National Proposal Day will occur on a Wednesday.

National Proposal Day Dates



Mar 20



Mar 20



Mar 20



Mar 20



Mar 20


Relationship Holidays