China is a major economic powerhouse in innovation and technology. Many American companies have outsourced to China to improve their profits. Although China has its own economic laws and holidays, many Americans don’t know about Singles Day. Although it sounds odd, it is an integral part of Chinese culture. Let’s find out what it all means!
Many people feel sad that they are single. We don’t think this is a bad thing. Singleness allows you to focus on your own needs. They often remind us that we must learn to love ourselves before we can love others. Singleness allows you to be focused on the one.
This is something we should celebrate and not be ashamed of, and that’s precisely what the Chinese do. It was created to allow people to celebrate their singleness. This day is celebrated all over the globe.
Singles Day is an ancient Chinese holiday. It was created by Nanjing University as a celebration of singles in the 1990’s. Four “ones” represent four singles, and the date corresponds to them. Because four college students from the same university decided to celebrate being single, it was originally known as Bachelor’s Day.
The idea was adopted by many universities, and then became mainstream culture. It has become something that both men and women can appreciate. It is a day when people get together and socialize, and it has become one of China’s most popular shopping days.
Alibaba Group, a multi-national e-commerce conglomerate that operates in manufacturing and retail, made more than $25 billion in 2017. This surpasses the 2016 record of $17.6 million. This event is four-times the size of America‚Äôs largest shopping days, Black Friday or Cyber Monday.
The Chinese economy views shopping as a source for wealth and entertainment. According to Forbes.com, Alibaba claimed that more than 15 million products from over 140,000 brands participated during the holiday in 2017. 60,000 international brands also offered discounts on Tmall (a company owned by Alibaba), which saw its sales increase from 100,000 last year. Alibaba launched JD.com, a luxury online retail site, and opened its first automated, robot-managed warehouse, to ease the transition from the intense sales.
You can shop through China’s online retail market if you are interested. Check out their company online to see what they have. You can also meet single friends and host a dinner party. You might consider joining a dating site to meet new potential partners. Use the hashtag #SinglesDay to spread the word on how popular this holiday has become via your social media. You could even travel to China to learn Mandarin or Cantonese and take part in all the fun.
Singles Day is a great day to enjoy many traditions. You and your single friends could go on a “date” to celebrate independence and self-love. You can also go out to eat or watch a movie. You have the freedom to choose! There is no reason to feel restricted because you aren’t in a relationship. You can go out to eat or do the same things as a partner. You are your best friend, after all.
You can also celebrate by creating an appreciation list. Who are you grateful to? You, of course! Post a list of everything you love about yourself and make sure it is public. You could list anything, from your gym attendance to the fact that you cooked a delicious meal. You can make a list and post it online. This will encourage your family and friends to do the same. Today is the best day to start celebrating self-love and promoting it.
You can also spend today on something you wouldn’t normally do on a daily basis. You’ve been wanting to purchase designer sunglasses for a while now. Today is the perfect day to visit a fancy restaurant.
Maybe you are looking for a luxurious vacation? Treat yourself! This combination combines the shopping holiday aspect of the day with the importance to put yourself first and celebrate how incredible you are
This date in history can also be read. Some amazing statistics about shopping are available. In 2017, for example, $25 billion was spent in 24 hours. This is quite insane, right? It’s possible to find statistics about which products are most popular, how many were shipped and more. You’re supposed to pamper yourself every day, so wellness products are very popular.