Old Maid's Day

Not every woman wants to get married or have children. However, women that choose never to get married are known as spinsters, which is not a very complimentary term. But not every woman wants to get married and have a family, and there is a day to acknowledge that, which is Old Maid’s Day.

June 4th is the day when you will respect a woman’s desire not to marry and have a family and chooses to be single lifelong, and that is on Old Maid’s Day. Perhaps you are that woman, and you may dislike the term ‘old maid,’ and it is not even an applicable term used for an unmarried and childless woman nowadays. However, that is the term that was the most known for centuries.

This is the day that women who make these choices must have respect and acknowledgment. There are many reasons that so many women choose not to get married and have a family. Perhaps they enjoy living a perpetual single life and do not want to be tied down to having a family and a spouse. Others value their careers too much to the point that they would choose that over having a family. Sometimes women don’t find their right match, and they don’t end up being single and childless by choice. That is an unfortunate situation. However, the majority of women that do not get married and have a family of their own do it as the result of their own choice. And that is what you need to acknowledge and respect.

The History Of Old Maid’s Day

An older woman never got married in Jeffersonville, PA, and decided to hold a gathering for Old Maid’s on June 4th, 1948. Those who she invited were unmarried and childless women ranging from their 20s to 75 and wanted to make it clear that single and unmarried women were valuable to schools, churches, and offices and for their families. She wanted to hold the gathering in June because that was when bouquets were used for weddings, and marriage was the highlight of the month. Therefore, she wanted a day during that time to acknowledge those who chose not to marry.

How To Acknowledge Old Maid’s Day

Think about an independent woman who chose to stay single and childless that had a significant impact on your life, and you can also play the game, Old Maid card game, or bake the Old Maid cake. If you choose to do that, take a picture of it and post it on social media using #OldMaidsDay in the post.

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