CINCINNATI - Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrating the love and admiration between two people. That's sweet, but what if you were left without a Valentine this year?
Should you whine, cry and suffer in your own miserable loneliness? No, you should be celebrating.
Singles Awareness Day (S.A.D.) was humorously created to challenge the exclusive nature of Valentine's Day (and to make the ones without a partner feel like Valentine's Day is not the end of the world).
S.A.D. is celebrated each year the day following Valentine's Day, and this year, Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill restaurant will be partaking in the festivities.
"There's nothing sad about [Singles Awareness Day]. In fact, the day is a celebration of all the benefits of being single – like watching your favorite television shows, picking out your own clothes, and sleeping without interruption through the night," according to s Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill statement.
They even went so far as to describe the perks of being single in three YouTube S.A.D. Public Service Announcements.
Smokey Bones Bar & Fire grill is honoring this holiday with a S.A.D. happy hour event at its restaurants across the country. Locally, there is a Smokey Bones located in Anderson Township.
The event is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, with a free appetizer sampling around the bar for those singles ready to mingle. It will also feature drinks from Smokey Bones' new Beverage Book.
Roger Drake, senior vice president of marketing at Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill, expects his restaurants to be full of singles on Feb. 15.
"After experiencing an onslaught of Valentine's Day messaging, it's time to celebrate the awesomeness of singlehood," Drake said in a statement. "The holiday gives us a great opportunity to introduce a new drink lineup, too. We created a brand new drink menu that will be available starting the same week."
No holiday, however, would be complete without a YouTube song and music video:
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