Singles Awareness Day

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"Singles Awareness (or Appreciation) Day" (S.A.D.) is a holiday celebrated by single people. It serves as a complement to Valentine's Day for people who are single, that is, not involved in a romantic relationship. Some people who observe S.A.D. do so out of spite for Valentine's Day, as a Hallmark holiday, or for other reasons.[1]

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. [2][3]

Common activities during Singles Awareness Day include singles' events, traveling, volunteering, treating oneself to popular activities, gathering of family and friends, and gift-giving for oneself.[citation needed] One increasingly popular activity is to travel to Brazil and witness the Brazilian Carnival;[citation needed] Brazil celebrates Valentine's Day not in February, but in June. Another similar option is to celebrate Mardi Gras instead,[citation needed] which occurs around the same time as Valentine's Day.

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  1. ^ Treye Green (2014-02-14). "Singles Awareness Day: 20 Anti-Valentine's Day Quotes For Singles". International Business Times. Retrieved 2016-02-11. 
  2. ^ Quinn Dombrowski. "20 Ways to Treat Yourself on Singles Awareness Day". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016-02-11. 
  3. ^ "Singles Awareness Day Is The S.A.D. Alternative To Valentine's Day". The Huffington Post. 2014-02-13. Retrieved 2016-02-11.