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Sadie Hawkins Day

Usually first Saturday in November
Sadie Hawkins Day was created as a day when spinsters can legitimately chase bachelors; if caught, the men are obliged to marry their pursuers. Artist Al Capp invented the unpretty but hopeful Sadie Hawkins and her day in his comic strip, L'il Abner, some time in the 1930s. In the following decades, Sadie Hawkins Days, usually featuring dances to which males were invited by females, were popular on school campuses. Celebrations are rarer now.
Capp's long-running L'il Abner, named for its good-looking but not-too-bright hero, injected the hillbilly characters of Dogpatch into American culture.
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 199
DictDays-1988, p. 100
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To start out the week, on Saturday, February 16, the FFA hosted a Sadie Hawkins Dance for all students at Central A&M to come and enjoy!
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