Singles Awareness Day (SAD) – 15th February
Written by Roneel Narayan on February 15, 2022
Singles Awareness Day (or Singles Appreciation Day) is celebrated on February 15 each year. It is an unofficial holiday celebrated by single people. It serves as a complement to Valentine’s Day for people who are single, and not married or in a romantic relationship. It is a celebration of love in all forms recognizing the love between friends, family and loving yourself. Some people who observe Singles Awareness Day do so out of spite for Valentine’s Day, as a Hallmark holiday, or for other reasons.
Singles awareness day is also referred to as an antithesis of Valentine’s Day, especially when celebrated on February 14.
The United Kingdom has two ‘days’ attributed to highlighting single status. Since Single Awareness Day spells SAD and a group of dating experts wanted to highlight a more positive tone, creating National Singles Day. It is celebrated on 11 March with the aim to empower those who identify themselves as single. It is unclear who is behind SAD in the UK.
11 March is also celebrated as Solo Poly day.
On Singles Awareness Day, single people gather to celebrate or to commiserate in their single status. Some want to remind romantic couples that they don’t need to be in a relationship to celebrate life.