Friday, November 23, 2012
Buy Nothing Day
When : Day after Thanksgiving
Are you tired of the commercialism of Christmas? Then, this special day is for you. Buy Nothing Day is a 24 hour moratorium on holiday shopping. It was created as a protest against the commercialism of this most sacred of holidays.
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.
Is Buy Nothing Day effective? Do people abstain from buying things on this day? Well, there is a reason why the day after Thanksgiving is also called Black Friday.
Origin of Buy Nothing Day:
The brainchild of Ted Dave from Vancouver Canada, this special day is promoted by a group called Adbusters. http://www.adbusters.org/campa
It was first celebrated in 1992.
This holiday is celebrated in Canada, the United States, and some European countries.