National Old Maids Day

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National Old Maids Day
United States
National Old Maids Day

National Old Maids Day, observed on June 4, highlights women who are single and childless beyond the conventional age for marriage. Initially a derogatory term, "old maid" was historically used to ridicule women without a spouse or children. In the past, societal expectations rigidly defined women's roles, leading to challenges for those who didn't conform. Over time, societal perspectives evolved, and the term "old maid" took on a more positive connotation. Presently, the day is commemorated to honor women who have chosen to prioritize their individuality and personal pursuits.