The 13th of November is Sadie Hawkins Day. Here is a holiday that originated from a cartoon. It all began in Al Capp's Lil Abner cartoon in the 1930's. In the cartoon series, the mayor of Dogpatch was desperate to marry off his ugly daughter, Sadie, so he came up with an idea. On this day, a race would be held and all the single men were given a short head start. If a woman caught her man, he had to marry her.
Way back in the dark ages, my high school used to celebrate Sadie Hawkin's Day. It was the one time of the year we were allowed to dress up in clothes that didn't fit the dress code (meaning girls could actually wear slacks or even, dare I say it?, skorts (called culottes back then). Think "Duke's of Hazzard, but with much longer shorts - our principal wasn't "that" enlightened). That evening, there would be a dance and the girls had to ask the boys on the date. That was unheard of. There was often much giggling and speculation over who to ask (that hasn't changed), but at that time, a girl asking a boy out was ever so outrageous. But it was a day to let down our hair and have fun - and we usually did.
Thought for the day: "it is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness." - Seneca
Today's teaser: Create a he/she holiday that will bring two people together who would not otherwise be together. It can be silly or serious, but no "Valentine's Day" clones please.