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|Happy Super / Divine Single's Day everyone!
It turns out that a non-traditional holiday exists in China every 11/11, basically because the date is comprised entirely of 1's, and it is therefore called single's day.
Young singles get their 'game on' just in time for Single's day. Numerical harmony has its benefits.
If you are not familiar with the term "leftover", it means a man over 34 or a woman over 32 who is not yet married & it has a slightly negative connotation.
For a great definition and explanation of 剩女 shèng nǚ (+ venn diagrams!) read Shanghai shanghaishiok's blog post below:
Of course any date that involves so many of the same number implies there will be a rash of marriages also.
What do you think of single's day? Can anyone add some relevant vocabulary and/or more information on the holiday? Especially 中国人?
It's 11-11-11: a big day to wed
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