Did you ever think being a single woman, over a certain age, would be something to celebrate? There was a time when this was shunned by society. Before the late twentieth century, single women were either old maids or spinsters destined to spend time knitting and feeding cats.
Look how far women have come since the antiquities of double standards. Old Maid’s Day, celebrated every year on June 4, provides women who are single and loving it, the opportunity to celebrate their independence.
In the mid-1940s, after the close of World War II, this day was originally created to gather singles, particularly women, in social settings for the sole purpose of meeting spouses to avoid the stigma of becoming old maids.
Today, many women put marriage on hold to pursue higher levels of education and to establish careers earning them total independence. They opt out of matrimony, choosing a life of freedom from societal expectations. They are strong, independent, confident, and having fun.
Whether you’re happily unwed or waiting to meet someone worthy of your attention, the modern incarnation of today’s revelry is for you. Gather single friends for a day and night on the town – the possibilities are endless.
Of course, if you happen to meet Mr. Right, while celebrating the joys of freedom and independence, you just may have to forfeit your turn at next year’s Old Maid’s Day celebration.