National Love Day is celebrated beyond race and color on National Loving Day on June 12.
History behind the holiday
The name for this day comes with a bit of history. The holiday is, of course, about spreading love but, ironically, it also references the names of Mildred and Richard Loving, who fought against the laws confining them and everyone else from marrying interracially.
Mildred Loving, who was of African American and Native American descent, became a reluctant activist in the civil rights movement of the 1960s when she and her white husband, Richard Loving, successfully challenged Virginia's ban on interracial marriage. In marrying, the couple violated Virginia's Racial Integrity Act. After they were ordered to leave the state, Mildred wrote to then-Attorney General Robert Kennedy, who suggested she contact the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Following the case Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court struck down the Virginia law in 1967, also ending the remaining ban on interracial marriages in other states. The Lovings then lived as a legal, married couple in Virginia until Richard’s death in 1975.
RIP to the Lovings who paved a way for the generations of today.
Activities to do on National Loving Day
- Celebrate the celebration
Another best way to celebrate national loving day is to post supportive messages on social media. Also also, you can discuss the reasons why we should celebrate the national loving day. You can also create awareness to the people about the existence and the importance of national loving day.
- Arrange a barbecue
More often, the national loving day is celebrated with barbecues, and it is one of the best ways. So call your friends and family for great, delicious food and for the celebration of love. Usually, the first part of June will always be good for the summer gathering, so that this National Loving Day would be amazing for the gathering and for the celebration of love.
- Cook together/for the family
Arrange for the family to get together and cook for your loved ones. Speaking of cooking, we have just launched some new aprons for all the family to use!
- Make a scrapbook together
We have the best scrapbooks on the market if you ask me, so don't miss out! Print off a load of photos of you and your significant other and stick them into a scrapbook so you can look back on them in years to come. It's the perfect activity for the occasion.