It’s National Singles Day in China, Buy Something!

I walked out of the shower this morning and NPR was like, “Today’s date is November 11th, which is ELEVEN-ELEVEN, ONE-ONE-ONE-ONE…” and I was like, “Wow is this the state of radio today?” I thought they were going to remind me to make a wish.

In China, Shopping on ‘Singles’ Day’

Today, Americans are commemorating Veterans Day, but in China, today is an unofficial holiday called “Singles’ Day.” The date 11/11—the date with the most 1’s in it—has single people either lamenting or celebrating their single status, and Alibaba, the largest online retailer in China, has latched onto the day as a huge shopping day.