Happy Single’s Day

China MatchmakingTomorrow is 11/12/13, which means many people will get married (even though it’s a Tuesday), clogging social media feeds with their superstitious bliss and the promise of easily remembered anniversaries. But that’s tomorrow.

Today is still 11/11, or Singles’ Day in China. Invented by college students in the 1990s, Singles’ Day falls on 11/11 because all those 1s recall “bare branches,” the Chinese word for bachelor. On this day, singles honor their relationship status by eating doughnuts (four fried dough sticks to symbolize the 1s, according to Wikipedia) and online shopping. 

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Singles’ Day

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