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Singles Day around the world in 2024
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About Singles Day

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Dates of Singles Day
2025 ChinaNov 11
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2024 ChinaNov 11
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2023 ChinaNov 11
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Summary
What began as a tradition in a Chinese university has become one of the most popular online shopping days in Asia and beyond.

Chinese Singles Day, or Bachelors Day, originated at Nanjing University in 1993, when men started celebrating their singlehood. The company Alibaba took up the idea in 2009 and the day has since become a major shopping day in China and beyond.

Strangely enough, Chinese couples have begun ringing in Singles Day with a very un-single like tradition - getting married. In 2011, for example, 4,000 couples got married in Beijing, China. Compare that to an average of 700 marriages on an average day in the Chinese city.

Singles Day is also generating other non-shopping traditions in China. For example, blind date parties are becoming more common on Singles Day, thus morphing the holiday into something of a Valentine's Day, as well.

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