For years, I have been talking about and celebrating National Singles Week (aka National Unmarried and Single Americans Week), which takes place in the third week of September and is recognized by the Census Bureau. (For example, here’s my post on the 16 reasons why we need it.) Recently, I got an email from a very enthusiastic single person, Karen Reed, who would like to start a National Singles Day on January 11. That’s this Saturday. She has already organized a day of celebration in Los Angeles. Thomas Coleman, who gets the credit for putting Singles Week on the map (you can read about how he did it here and in the Singlism book) will be at the event to talk about the emergence of unmarried and single people as a large and growing group -- as employees, consumers, and voters.
I know, this is very short notice, but in case anyone is interested, the details that Karen sent me are below. If the event catches on, maybe it will eventually be a day that really is celebrated throughout the country.