By now you’ve probably noticed a lot of businesses have jumped on the wagon for singles’ day promotion with one-day discount codes ranging from 11% off to 25% off or higher. If you are wondering why, it’s actually originated in China. November 11th, or 11.11, is Singles’ Day in China, which started off as a joke online among young people but has become the biggest online shopping day in China. Think Black Friday but at a much bigger scale (due to the increasing population and buying power in China nowadays). This entertaining day was created for people to celebrate or pity (in a funny way though) the fact that they are single. The date is chosen as the number 1 looks like a bare stick, and bare stick in Chinese as a word has the same pronunciation as another word for a single person.
So here you have it, an anecdote for today’s promotion. Happy single’s day and happy shopping!