Sadie Hawkins Day - November 13
Mon, Nov 13, 2023

Sadie Hawkins Day

Sadie Hawkins Day is celebrated on November 13th in the United States. Initially, the holiday was fictional, created by American cartoonist and humorist Al Capp in his comic strip Li’l Abner. The goal is to give women freedom of action, changing their gender role, and not be afraid to take the first step.


The origin of the Sadie Hawkins Day holiday can be traced back to the American comic Li’l Abner, created by cartoonist and humorist, Al Capp. The story goes that Sadie Hawkins, an unmarried woman, was unable to find a suitable husband. Worrying that she would be left without a mate, her father decided to organize a Sadie Hawkins Day so that Sadie could catch her love.

When the first celebrations of the holiday began is not known, but it gained widespread attention in 1939 when Life magazine wrote about it. Since then, the holiday has become a popular event across the country and around the world.

There is still some debate around the day, with some women finding it offensive. However, this hasn’t stopped fans from promoting it.

Interesting facts

  • Sadie in the comic was 35 years old.
  • She waited 15 years for the groom to come and knock on her door, but this did not happen.
  • In the comic, Sadie literally caught a bachelor, who then became her legal husband.
  • According to statistics, most modern women consider the heroine to be sexist.

How to take part

To get involved, check out the comics and film adaptations of Sadie Hawkins Day to better understand the idea of the holiday. Share your thoughts – will you celebrate the holiday and why? Post on social media and raise the topic. Discuss with friends! Invite a person on a date first – today you don’t need to be shy about impulses.

When is Sadie Hawkins Day celebrated in 2023?

Sadie Hawkins Day is observed on November 13 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday November 13 2023
Wednesday November 13 2024
Thursday November 13 2025
Friday November 13 2026

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