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Buy Nothing Day - always the day after Thanksgiving...does anyone abide by it!?!

Friday, November 23, 2012

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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.
It was first celebrated in 1992.

This holiday is celebrated in Canada, the United States, and some European countries.

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    We never shop on the Friday after Thanksgiving, but not because of anti consumerism. We usually have guests here from out of town and it would be quite unwelcoming to just take off to go shopping. But I do agree that it makes a joke of being Thankful, and it seems like the things that are the big draw are not something that a person would give as a gift. The big ticket items that are on sale are things that people wait until it goes on sale to buy it for themselves.

    I hope retailers will stop the crazyness and put more into the whole weekend of sales that are more reasonable, not blowouts.

    2010 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    I remember when that started.. I have my Christmas shopping finished in January, so it is a moot point with me, I work every black Friday anyway..
    2010 days ago
  • PMAY0313
    I don't shop on the day after Thanksgiving because I love to shop. All the novice shoppers are out in force and it ruins it for me. I agree that there is way too much commercialism for Christmas. I shop the same amount all year long though (unfortumately much less than 3 years ago when unemployment hit). I always try to support the economy as much as possible! (That's my story and I'm sticking with it!)
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    2010 days ago
    I used to live just outside of Vancouver in the early 90's through mid 2000's and I had never heard of this day before......

    But that's ok, because MOST of my days now are Buy Nothing Days..... lol
    2010 days ago
    I heard about this day back in the late 90's. I try to adhere to it, except for groceries that I might need.
    2010 days ago
    I've learned something today. emoticon
    2010 days ago
    First I've heard of it!
    2010 days ago
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