Old Maid’s Day

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Old Maid’s Day is always celebrated on June 4th.

Being a single, unmarried, woman is no longer looked upon as a something to avoid. Women can now choose to focus on their lives and careers, postponing marriage and children until later in life. Some choose to always remain single, independent and self-sufficient forever. Years ago being unmarried and childless was very much frowned upon, and these women were referred to as “old maids” or “spinsters,” a degrading term.

The day came about when WWII ended and millions of soldiers were returning home with a boom in marriages. Sometime during that period, it was noticed that there were plenty of maidens waiting for returning GIs, some of whom, unfortunately, might wait in vain.  (some material from National Day Calendar, Cute Calendar and me)

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