Singles Awareness Day

Singles Awareness Day (or Singles Appreciation Day) is celebrated on 15 February each year.[1] It is an unofficial holiday celebrated by single people. It serves as a complement to Valentine's Day for people who are single, that is, not married or in a romantic relationship. It is a celebration of love in all forms recognising the love between friends, family and loving yourself. [2] Some people who observe Singles Awareness Day do so out of spite for Valentine's Day, as a Hallmark holiday, or for other reasons.[3]

The United Kingdom have two 'days' attributed to highlighting single status. Since Single Awareness Day spells SAD and a group of dating experts wanted to highlight a more positive tone, creating National Singles Day. It is celebrated on 11 March with the aim to empower those who identify themselves as single.[4]
11 March is also celebrated as Solo Poly day.[5] It is unclear who is behind SAD in the UK.[6][7]

On Singles Awareness Day, single people gather to celebrate or to commiserate in their single status. Some want to remind romantic couples that they don't need to be in a relationship to celebrate life.[6][8]

Common activities include singles' events, such as traveling, volunteering, treating oneself to popular activities, gathering of family and friends, and gift-giving for oneself. One increasingly popular activity is to travel to Brazil for the Ash Wednesday period (in February or early March) Carnival.[citation needed] Another option is to celebrate the Mardi Gras carnival in the same period.

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  1. ^ https://nationaldaycalendar.com/singles-awareness-day-february-15/
  2. ^ National Singles Day US (14 February 2017). "Beyond Romance". NationalSinglesDayUS.org. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  3. ^ Treye Green (14 February 2014). "Singles Awareness Day: 20 Anti-Valentine's Day Quotes For Singles". International Business Times. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  4. ^ "New UK Dating Fair Brings Singles & Brands Together To Mark National Singles Day". Global Dating Insights. 10 January 2017. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Official Polyamory Calendar". Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  6. ^ a b Quinn Dombrowski. "20 Ways to Treat Yourself on Singles Awareness Day". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  7. ^ "What is Singles Awareness Day and why do people celebrate it?". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Singles Awareness Day Is The S.A.D. Alternative To Valentine's Day". The Huffington Post. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2016.