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Women of a certain age might sometimes mourn the loss of their youth, but the best of them know that a ton of freedom comes with the experience of getting older. In fact, the wisdom, confidence and quirkiness that is inherent in many women in their fifties and older commands a certain amount of respect and awe. 

Spunky Old Broads (S.O.B.) Day brings this certain something to light as it encourages people to celebrate the beauty and authenticity of women who are getting older – and embracing a life without regrets.

History of Spunky Old Broads Day

Founded in 2002 by author Dr. Gayle Carson, Spunky Old Broads Day is here to remind everyone that life certainly doesn’t end just because a woman turns 50 years old! In a world where youth is often worshiped and cherished, Spunky Old Broads Day is a time to pay respect and honor to those women who have just come into their prime and success after they’ve lived for five decades.

And the best thing about Spunky Old Broads Day? It doesn’t have to end with just one day! This is the first day that launches a whole month full of fun and delightful celebration because it’s the kickoff to Spunky Old Broads Month that is celebrated all February long.

How to Celebrate Spunky Old Broads Day

Now is the time to enjoy that zest for life and show appreciation for those women who may have lived just a little bit longer. Consider some of these ideas for celebrating Spunky Old Broads Day:

Compliment a Spunky Old Broad

Whether it’s simply telling a sassy looking older woman that you like her hat or telling your grandma how much you respect her story and what she has been through, Spunky Old Broads Day is about keeping an eye out for women who have lived a little more life.

Stumble upon them accidentally, or seek them out intentionally, on this day to say how much they are appreciated and what great role models they are for the younger generation. Perhaps offer to take an older woman friend out for coffee and then simply listen, soaking up her wisdom for life.

Watch Some Spunky Old Broads

One great way to celebrate Spunky Old Broads Day might be to watch some shows that feature delightfully aging women. Some fun entertainment for the day might be one of these shows that boast some feisty, mature women:

  • Golden Girls. The original classic, this American sitcom tells the story of four women who room together in their golden years.
  • Gracie and Frankie. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin star as two older women whose husbands have left them for each other.
  • Call the Midwife. This BBC show features a group of women (older and younger) who run a nursing convent that helps the poor people of East London in the 1950s.
  • And Just Like That. The reboot of Sex and the City has three of the four original main characters in the cast, now in their late 50s.

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