The date of commemoration of No Shopping Day or Buy Nothing Day is often different in several countries, between November 26 and November 27. How come? The following is the story of No Shopping Day and some of the facts behind it.
Reported Detik News on the buynothingday site, this year, No Shopping Day falls on November 26, 2022. Previously, this event was celebrated on November 27, 2021 and November 26, 2020.
The No Shopping Day date change is based on the celebration of Thanksgiving, which is often different in North America, Sweden, Finland and England. No shopping days are celebrated after Thanksgiving.
Day Without Shopping began as a form of protest against consuming society. People have to promise not to shop for 24 hours that day. Its aim is to raise awareness of the negative environmental, social and political consequences of excessive consumption.
No Shop Day celebration begins in Vancouver, Canada. Artist Ted Dave was the first to celebrate it after American Thanksgiving in 1992.
Since then, No Shopping Day is considered important because it wants to avoid consumer trouble. In 1997, other countries decided to move their celebrations to the Friday after Thanksgiving or Black Friday, which is the busiest shopping time in the world.
Following the No Shopping Day campaign, similar campaigns started popping up in the US, UK, Israel, Austria, Germany, New Zealand, Japan, the Netherlands, France and in Norway. Today, more than 65 countries participate in this celebration.
Adbusters as a non-profit organization in Canada is also responsible for celebrating the day without shopping. According to them, this celebration is also committed to reducing consumptive lifestyles to reduce waste.
Many events are organized each year to commemorate No Shopping Day. In Rhode Island, this celebration has been going on for 20 years and has spread to Utah, Oregon, Kentucky and others.
If you want to participate in No Shopping Day, all you have to do is cut back on your spending so you don’t live a life of consumerism. It also encourages you to protect the environment, so that there is no excessive waste from the packaging of disposable products.
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