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Sadie Hawkins Day

A day on which ladies can pick their date or dance partner. The name comes from a character in the Lil' Abner comic strip. For the Sadie Hawkins Day dance, girls are supposed to ask boys to be their dates, not the other way around.
See also: Hawkins

Sadie Hawkins Day

Ladies choice. A character in Al Capp's Lil' Abner comic strip, Sadie Hawkins was reputedly the homeliest girl in the hillbilly town of Dogpatch. Eager to see her married off, her father instituted a footrace in which all of the town's unmarried girls pursued eligible bachelors— Daisy Mae's enticing Lil' Abner to the altar was an ongoing theme of the strip's plot. As is often the case, nature imitates art, and by the late 1930s real live Sadie Hawkins Day events took place at many colleges and high schools, with girls taking the initiative and inviting boys to dances, dinner, and other events. Even at proms, hops, and other social events, one or more “Sadie Hawkins” dances allowed women to ask any man to take a turn on the dance floor.
See also: Hawkins
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TIA members are also responsible for planning holiday activities like the city's annual Thanksgiving and winter parades, themed events such as a Sadie Hawkins dance and assist with recreation department athletic and gymnastic events.
Leinoff recounted how Aronovitz met his wife, Leslee, when she was a 15-year-old girl inviting him to a Sadie Hawkins dance.
It enriched the national vocabulary with the likes of Dogpatch, Daisy Mae, Sadie Hawkins Day, and the genetically challenged clan Yokum.
Set in the hillbilly town of Dogpatch, the strip featured a large number of brilliantly conceived and memorably drawn characters and situations, including Li'l Abner's parents, Ma and Pa Yokum; his girl friend, Daisy Mae; the dirty but beautiful Moonbeam McSwine; and the Sadie Hawkins Day race, with women in pursuit of the town's eligible bachelors.
In high school, Darlene asked her future husband, Richard Larson, to the Sadie Hawkins Dance.
"It's like a 'Sadie Hawkins' dance," the source said.
Being Leap Year Day, which is synonymous with Sadie Hawkins, Wheeler added, that "it is OK for women to invite a gentleman to join them for the evening."
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Each sign should have a singular thought, such as: "Great Hostess Gift," "Forget A Birthday?," "Teacher's Gift," "Gifts of Love," "Why Not?," or "Tokens of Affection." Utilize some whimsy to have fun with the display, Incorporate nontraditional gift-giving holidays in your signs--Groundhog's Day, Leap Day, Autumn Equinox, Sadie Hawkins Day, or even Sandwich Day.