KNOW-VEMBER: FUN NOVEMBER FACTS – “Sadie Hawkins Day – November 13th”

365 DAYS OF LITERACY FOR KIDS!

During the month of November, I will be sharing KNOW-VEMBER: FUN NOVEMBER FACTS from all around the world.

Take a few moments from each November day and share the KNOW-VEMBER fun, knowledge, discovery and smiles with your kids and grandkids.

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Day 317 of 365 Days of Literacy for Kids:

*November 13th is Sadie Hawkins Day.

Sadie Hawkins is a cartoon character from the comic strip L’il Abner, created in the 1930’s by famous cartoonist and humorist  Al Capp

Sadie is the daughter of Hekzebiah Hawkins, a prominent resident of Dogpatch. Hekzebiah feared that (oh, how politically incorrect) his homely daughter Sadie would never find a man to marry, so he did what he thought best… held a race where all the single men were given a head start.  The man had to marry the woman who caught him.

Hence, Sadie Hawkins Day, a “holiday” created from a cartoon!

Sadie Hawkins Day is recognized as an American folk event in which girls/women take the initiative to ask a boy/man out for a date.  Sadie Hawkins Day became quite the event on college campuses and many high schools still celebrate the “holiday” with special girl-invite dances.

Get your kids and grandkids in on the fun over at the official Li’l Abner website.

(*some sources cite November 12th as Sadie Hawkins Day, but either day is a fffff-uuuuuun day to celebrate!)

Join me here each day in November for KNOW-VEMBER: NOVEMBER FUN FACTS – on 365 DAYS OF LITERACY FOR KIDS! – fun, easy and completely do-able!

 

KNOW-VEMBER: FUN NOVEMBER FACTS – “Sadie Hawkins Day – November 13th” was last modified: August 1st, 2017 by Sharon Couto
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