National First Love Day

Next Wednesday, 18 September 2024

On September 18, take time to reminisce about the first time that you felt butterflies in your stomach because it is National First Love Day.

Whether it was a childhood friend, a high school crush, or the person you chose to spend the rest of your life with, everybody has had a first love.

This is the day to remember your first kiss, a first date, and that feeling of innocent love. Those memories might be bittersweet, but they remain with us throughout our lives.

Background of National First Love Day

Although it is not known who created this holiday, or why they created it, records show that National First Love Day was first celebrated in 2015 and originated in the United States. It has since become an annual holiday, as people clearly like to think back to the memories of their first love experience. 

National First Love Day is a relationship holiday that celebrates the experience of first love, unlike other holidays like Valentine's Day, National Girlfriend Day, and National Boyfriend Day, which focus on current partners.

It also shouldn't be confused with Global Love Day, or International Love Day, which is a worldwide celebration of love as a whole.

First love holds a special place in our hearts, even if it brings painful memories. Reflecting on past relationships helps us recognize personal growth and lessons learned. Our first love shapes us and influences future relationships, whether we like it or not.

Sweets with love messages written on them

What to do for National First Love Day

There are different ways to celebrate National First Love Day depending on your current situation.

If you are still in a loving relationship with your first love, then this day truly is for you! It is the ideal day to do something very special with them, such as planning a nice day at the place you first met, if possible, going out for dinner and a movie, having a romantic picnic, or simply spending the day in one of your favorite places together.

The possibilities are endless. If you don’t have time to celebrate with one of the more grand suggestions above, some smaller gestures such as writing a heartfelt message, poem, or a love note for your partner can have just as much impact. Just make sure to celebrate the love that you two share!

If you are in a relationship but have long got over your first love, then take the day to commemorate and be thankful for your current partner, while acknowledging the role that your first love played in your life. Let them know just how much you adore and appreciate them.

If you're single, but still love romance and reminiscing, settle down with some popcorn and treat yourself to a day of watching your favorite romantic movies or binge-watching that new season you’ve been meaning to start. If you're more of the reading type, then delve into a new romantic novel.

National First Love Day
National First Love Day

National First Love Day - Next years

Thursday, 18 September 2025

Friday, 18 September 2026

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