November 11, Bachelor’s Festival!

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It is funny that November 11th is a unique entertaining festival in Mainland China, called as Bachelor’s festival(鍏夋鑺), or Guang gun Festival or One’s Day. It is popular amoung the young people like college students, especially those haven’t got a boyfriend or girlfriend at that time. Not just in Nanning,聽 but all over China’s young peole know this unofficial festival. People pick this date because 11.11 looks like 4 smooth sticks, and “smooth stick(鍏夋)” in Chinese means bachelor, those who is still single. It is really a funny Chinese slang. So the young people pick the date has most of “1” in it to be the One’s Day!

We reach the max of the year on Nov.11~

We reach the max of the year on Nov.11~

As the Nov.1 has three “1” in the date, so it also been called as Small Bachelor’s festival, and the Nov.11 is called as Big Bachelor’s festival. And the most memorable moment is 11:11 am, November 11th. I have no idea who invent this :-D

Happy One's day

Happy One's day

In this festival Young people may go to parties to meet new friends, and many of them wanna find a boyfriend or girlfriend to say good bye to single life. And they invent many special way to celebrate this special festival and have fun. One way of doing some special things like to eat 4 youtiao 娌规潯(because Youtiao looks like number 1), get on No.11 bus with friends…Well really a good time to have fun.

four Youtiao(娌规潯) and one steamed bread (11.11)

four Youtiao(娌规潯) and one steamed bread (11.11)

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One Response to “November 11, Bachelor’s Festival!”

  1. Thx, very nice explanation, I can distribute it to my foreigner friends, haha

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