It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink.

Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.

Vocabulary Help

  • after – depois
  • beer – cerveja
  • bride – noiva
  • father – pai
  • honey – mel
  • honeymoon – lua de mel
  • mead – cerveja feita a partir do mel
  • son-in-law – genro
  • wedding – casamento