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True to our word, we’re continuing the tradition of noting our nation’s bottomless appetite for holidays, official or otherwise. And so: Happy Monday, June 4, also known as Old Maid’s Day. A little background on the holiday’s origin, via

According to Holiday Insights this is the day to “put into the spotlight all of the fair maidens who have yet to find their Prince Charming.” This special day was founded in the aftermath of World War II. American men were returning home from the world-saving business of defeating the Nazis and the aggressive Empire of Japan and wedding bells were ringing throughout the land.

However, some astute observers realized that not all women were married or marrying. They set this day aside for these unclaimed blessings.