Hip Hip Hooray - It's Old Maid's Day
June 4 is Old Maid’s Day. While one version of “Old Maids” has to do with a popular deck of cards and another refers to unpopped popcorn kernels, Old Maid’s Day is an annual event that brings awareness to all the older, unmarried ladies out there who have not yet found their soulmate.
It is believed the origins of Old Maid’s Day began when World War II ended. While many soldiers returned home and got married, many single ladies were not as lucky - their soldiers never returned. Dances and “socials” were held in order to bring all the single men and women together.
Being an unmarried older woman without children was frowned upon back in the day. And being referred to as an “old maid” or “spinster” was not a flattering term! But over the years, women have come a long way, baby! Today, many women are postponing marriage until much later in life, if at all. For many women, busy careers, rich lives and children often take precedence over Mr. Right. And perhaps the high rate of divorce also plays a role?
But regardless of one's age or marital status, loneliness can be overwhelming and hard to deal with. But this June 4th, why not celebrate your fabulousness this Old Maid's Day despite your circumstances? Celebrate you!
June 4th is also National Cheese Day and National Cognac Day.