Sadie Hawkins Day is celebrated on November 13th in the United States. Initially, the holiday was fictional, but over time, the Americans fell in love with it and became a national treasure. The goal is to give women freedom of action, change their gender role, not be afraid to take the first step.
The origin of the holiday can be traced back to the American comic Li’l Abner. The creator of Al Capp is an American cartoonist and humorist, better known for the comic strip Li’l Abner. But let’s not deviate from the topic…
So, Sadie Hawkins is a girl who cannot find a worthy husband. Her father is very worried that she will be left without a mate, so he decides to organize a Sadie Hawkins Day so that everything will work out for her. After that, all the unmarried heroines of the comic mark the date and catch their love.
It is not known in what year the first celebrations began, but youth in American colleges began to organize themed evenings. In 1939, Life magazine wrote about the holiday, and people across the country noticed it. At the expense of the date, disputes remain even now: some women consider the day offensive! However, this does not prevent fans from promoting it.
It is noteworthy that:
- Sadie in the comic was 35 years old;
- the girl waited 15 years for the groom to come and knock on her door, but this did not happen;
- Sadie in the picture literally caught a bachelor who became her legal husband;
- according to statistics, most modern women consider the heroine to be sexist.
How to celebrate
Check out the comics and film adaptations 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 do not need to be shy about impulses.
When is Sadie Hawkins Day celebrated in 2022?
Sadie Hawkins Day is observed on November 13 each year.