11/12/2006

11.11, Single Guys' Day

In just a few years, this day becomes a hot festival in China, especially in campus. In the Chinese language, a single man is called "光棍", which literally means "bare stick", and the Arabic number "1" is very much like a bare stick in shape. As 11.11 has 4 “bare sticks”, the day becomes single guys' day.

In this day, single guys would like to eat out together, and some guys are encouraged to say "I love you" to girls of there hearts. Now this is not a day just for guys, sometimes single girls would also do some thing for fun.

This day has no traditions. It's a day of youth, a day for students.

2 Comments:

Laoban said...

In the West this is the day to remember the end of The 1st World War and war dead. Even so long after, many countries still have 1 minute's silence at 11am. One part of the world is thinking about the young men (and women) who died, and in China, young men are celebrating life. An interesting day all over.

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