An old story goes that once there were four single men, leading very boring lives. None of them were married, or had lovers, or did anything exciting. They just sat around all day and played Mahjong.
One day they played Mahjong from 11 in the morning until 11 at night. During the game, no matter who won, the winning card was always the four columns card (the card shows four independent, parallel columns in two lines). Even more of a coincidence, it was Nov 11, or 11/11. In order to commemorate the day, they nicknamed it Singles Day.
有一天他们打麻将从早上11点打到了晚上11点。美妙的是，不管谁赢，都赢在了 四条 上。更加巧合的是，这一天正是11月11号。为了纪念这一天，他们给它命名为 光棍节 。
Singles Day was first celebrated at various universities in Nanjing, capital city of Jiangsu Province during the 1990s. It got the name Singles Day because the date is comprised of four ones . These college students have since graduated, and carried their university tradition into society. Singles Day is now a special day for all fashionable youths.
光棍节最早在90时代的江苏南京各大高校兴起。之所以叫 光棍节 是因为这一天的日子有四个光棍一样的 1 。大学生们毕业了，把这个传统带到了社会上，光棍节就成了时尚青年们的一个特殊节日。
One s Day
Bachelor s Day
It is good to be lonely, for being alone is not easy. The fact that something is difficult must be one more reason to do it. - Rilke
I celebrate myself, and sing myself. - Walt Whitman
我为自己欢庆，为自己歌唱。 沃尔特 惠特曼
I love being single. I can come and go as I please and stay out as late as I want to. - Eric Dickerson
我喜欢单身。我想来就来想走就走，想多晚回家就多晚回家。 埃里克 迪克森
I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. - Henry David Thoreau
我从没找到过比 独处 更好相处的伴侣。 亨利 戴维 梭罗
Being single used to mean that nobody wanted you. Now it means you re pretty sexy and you re taking your time deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with. - Sex and the City