National Buy Nothing Day

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November 23 is a busy, busy day of 10 celebrations. I will highlight Buy Nothing Day as our consumerism is out of control.

This observance always falls on the day after Thanksgiving, coinciding with Black Friday. Some of the ways to observe are pretty funny:
♦ Cut up your credit cards.
♦ Do the whirl-mart…the act of pushing your empty cart around, disrupting other shoppers and buying absolutely nothing.
♦ Do a Christmas Zombie Walk…become the expression of obsessed Black Friday shoppers.

It appears the Canadians have the distinction of starting the movement as a protest in 1992. Vancouver artist Ted Dave founded and organized it in September. It was moved to the Friday after Thanksgiving in 1997.

Just stay home. Do you really need to spend that money and deal with all the frenzy? Just so you know, this Black Friday is on a full moon. Watch out.

Buy Nothing Day Santa Claus Image
Photo Credit: & Adbusters

Also celebrated:
National Cashew Day (Yum!)
National Eat A Cranberry Day (More yum!)
National Espresso Day
National Day of Listening (Day after Thanksgiving)
National Native American Heritage Day (Day after Thanksgiving/Yeah!)
Black Friday (Boo!)
National Flossing Day (Day after Thanksgiving)
Maize Day (Day after Thanksgiving)
Your Welcomegiving Day (Day after Thanksgiving)

4 thoughts on “National Buy Nothing Day

    bereavedandbeingasingleparent said:
    November 23, 2018 at 3:29 AM

    Go and buy some Captain Scarlet DVDs……….

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      November 23, 2018 at 11:22 AM

      Um…why? And, who is Captain Scarlet? You are defeating the ‘buy nothing day’ premise. 🤔😊

    JT Twissel said:
    November 23, 2018 at 1:26 PM

    I always think of Nov 23 as the day JFK was assassinated. No shopping for me today.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      November 23, 2018 at 1:32 PM

      He was killed on the 22nd. Does that alter shopping plans? 😊😎

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