The Double 11 (Singles Day)

The Double 11 (Singles Day)

What exactly is 11/11?

Ever wondered why people looking forward to the 11/11? Besides being known for a date in e-commerce sales with HUGE discounts, it is said that it is a date for being proud of being single. The date, November 11th (11/11), is chosen because the number "1" resembles an individual that is alone. This festival has gradually become one of the largest online shopping days in the world,

Singles' Day or Bachelors' Day, which originated from Nanjing University in 1993, was initially celebrated at various universities in Nanjing during the 1990s. It got the name "Singles' Day" because the date consists of four "one"s. Upon graduating, these college students carried the university tradition into society. Singles' Day has been largely popularized in the internet era and is now observed by youths in several regions outside China as well.

Singles' Day serves as an occasion for single people to party with single friends. The holiday was initially only celebrated by young men, hence the name, "Bachelors' Day", but is now widely celebrated by both genders. 'Blind date' parties are also popular during this day in an attempt to bid goodbye to their single lives. Some schools of a university put forward a special program to gather singles together for celebration. Singles may take on a bemoaning or self-deprecating attitude for remaining single as a university student, but this has helped curb that negativity.

2011 marked the "Singles Day of the Century" (Shiji Guanggun Jie), this date having six "ones" rather than four—an excuse to take celebrations to a higher level.

Shopping promotions were highlighted throughout China and activities were widespread. Although this date is meant to celebrate singlehood, the desire to find a spouse or mate is often expressed by young Chinese on this date, while other love-related issues are discussed by the Chinese media.

It has also been adopted by Chinese Commerce giant, Alibaba for its special dates where special discounts are given on the day itself! 

With this special date in mind, Botanicaire will alongside be celebrating "Double 11" and will be giving discounts that will not be found anywhere else online! And be sure not to miss it!


Some Tips for the 11/11 for online shopping!

  • Do a wish list of all the items you like (or take down the links and save it somewhere)
  • Make sure to use a credit card that has ONLINE REBATES!
  • If you could save the quantity of the item you wish to purchase! Do it once you get home, so your checkout's easy (Be prepared for long load times during the 11/11 - 13/11) 
  • Items you want, may run out of stock faster than you think. So get prepared tonight!

Its happening from the 11th November 2016 to the 13th November 2016. And Look out for the BUY 1 GET 1 FREE for the Botanicaire units starting 12 midnight on 11/11