Buy Nothing Day
When is Buy Nothing Day? This holiday is observed on the day after Thanksgiving
Are you tired of the commercialism of Christmas? Are you repulsed by the shopping madness of Black Friday? Then, this special day is for you. Buy Nothing Day is a 2-day, 48-hour holiday shopping moratorium. This holiday is a clear protest against the commercialism of this most sacred holiday. According to Adbusters Media Foundation, this holiday is a “celebration of simplicity about getting our runaway consumer culture back onto a sustainable path.”
Is Buy Nothing Day effective? Do people abstain from buying things on this day? Perhaps not. One look at the crows at the malls will tell you the answer. But, at least it gives us pause to reflect upon the true meaning of Christmas.
How to Celebrate Buy Nothing Day
- Participate in this shopping moratorium. Don’t buy anything today, nothing at all. You’ve got all sorts of leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner. So, you don’t need to go grocery shopping either.
- Aside from abstaining from shopping on this day, we suggest you reflect upon the true meaning of Christmas.
- Take a minute to remember what this season is really all about.
“Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.” – – Gertrude Stein
History and Origin of Buy Nothing Day
This holiday is the brainchild of Ted Dave from Vancouver, Canada. This special day is promoted by a group called “Adbusters”. It was first celebrated in 1992.
This holiday is celebrated in Canada, the United States, and some European countries.
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