Sadie Hawkins Day
When is Sadie Hawkins Day? This holiday is always observed on November 13
Today is Sadie Hawkin’s Day, a November 13 holiday. This is a holiday that originated from a cartoon. It all began in Al Capp’s ‘Lil Abner cartoon in the 1930s. In the cartoon series, the mayor of Dogpatch was desperate to marry off his ugly daughter. So he created Sadie Hawkin’s Day. On this day, a race is held and all the single men were given a short head start. Then, all the single women, including the mayor’s daughter, chased the boys. If a girl catches her man, he had to marry her.
Sadie Hawkins Day races and events grew in popularity during All Capp’s long-running cartoon. This cartoon made holiday largely died out after 40 years when the cartoon was discontinued. It can occasionally be seen celebrated on college campuses.
How to Celebrate Sadie Hawkins Day
- Have a Sadie Hawkins Day party for single men and women.
- Hold a foot race following in the footsteps of the original Sadie Hawkins Day race. Lok for old “Lil Abner Cartoons. The library is a good source.
“Smart woman love smart men more than smart men love smart women.” – -Natalie Portman
History and Origin of Sadie Hawkins Day
This holiday was created on November 9, 1937, by Al Capp, the “Lil Abner” comic creator. Al Capp probably had no idea that this would turn into a significant annual event. Sadie Hawkins Day was first celebrated in the comic strip on November 15, 1937. In later years, it was included on several other dates, and was finally established as November 13.
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