Old Maid’s Day - June 4
Tue, Jun 4, 2024

Old Maid’s Day

Old Maid’s Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to honoring women over 40 who are single and without children. Celebrated on June 4, it aims to support single women and break down longstanding stereotypes.


Old Maid’s Day was established to support single women who never started a family. In the past, such women were often ridiculed because society believed that a woman’s main success was to get married.

The holiday originated in 1948 when Marion Richards established it to honor women who waited for their husbands and lovers who never returned from WWII. Of the 16 million American soldiers, about half a million did not return home. Many women remained widows and chose not to remarry. The holiday also honors modern women who focus on their careers or personal interests instead of family life. These women contribute significantly to society with their dedication and work.

Interesting Facts

  • Marion Richards initiated meetings for unmarried women to provide support and create new friendships.
  • Today, about 15% of women remain single and devote their lives to their careers.

How to Celebrate

Congratulate the single women you know. Acknowledge and appreciate their choices and contributions.

Share information about the holiday on social media. Engage users in discussions about their life choices and experiences.

When is Old Maid’s Day celebrated in 2024?

Old Maid’s Day is observed on June 4 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday June 4 2024
Wednesday June 4 2025
Thursday June 4 2026
Friday June 4 2027
Sunday June 4 2028
Monday June 4 2029