Xiamen University

Offers at hotels in Xiamen for '11.11' Online Shopping Carnival

November 11th is known in China as “Singles’ Day” because of the four 1s that make up the date. Young Chinese take this day (which is not an official holiday) to either celebrate or feel sorry about being single, or sometimes to go off and find a partner. It’s also a major shopping holiday in China; the major online shopping platform Alibaba held its first “Double Eleven Shopping Carnival” on Taobao.com in 2009. Since then, the day has been known as a time to get great deals online for everything from clothes to games to household appliances. Now, with