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MonMar 20

National Proposal Day – March 20, 2023

If you’re looking for a sign, this is it. Get ready to get engaged this March 20, because it’s National Proposal Day! Whether you’re planning a giant flashmob (we really hope you are) or a romantic declaration of love over dinner, March 20 is the day we celebrate proposals in all their forms. Why March 20, you ask? Well, it’s the first day of spring! So get outside, enjoy the wonderful weather, and show your loved one how much you care.

National Proposal Day timeline

Raising the Bar

Austria’s Archduke Maximilian proposes to Mary of Burgundy by giving her a ring with flat diamonds arranged in the letter ‘M.’

Kneel in the Name of Love!

Men in Europe and the U.S. start the tradition of kneeling when proposing, fashioned after the gesture of medieval knights.

Diamonds are Forever

The De Beers diamond company is founded by Cecil Rhodes.

The Art of Proposing

Artist Roy Lichtenstein paints ‘The Ring (Engagement).’

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