Secret Scotland

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Today is Buy Nothing Day

Not only one of those ‘Days’ most likely to be ignored by just about everybody, it’s one of that does not even fall on the same date every year, having been lumbered with the definition of ‘The Friday after Thanksgiving’ (so that was/is: 23rd Nov, 2018, 24th Nov, 2017, 25th Nov, 2016).

It supposed to be a protest against the consumerism, and is described as being founded in Vancouver, Canada, by some artist called Ted Dave back in September 1992. It’s arrival on a Friday is presumably meant to coincide with the day known as Black Friday. Since then, campaigns for the day arose in the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, Austria, Germany, New Zealand, Japan, the Netherlands, France, Norway… and it seems that more than 65 nations have now fallen in line.

Some say that taking part can be the start of a life-changing lifestyle commitment, while others claim it’s a pointless gesture, since participants will simply buy more the next day.

You pays your money, you takes your choice.

Oh wait! You DON’T pays your money of you take part!

Here’s our official UK Buy Nothing Today web site



No Scotsman ever needed such a day to help him keep hold of his money!

Locked Wallet

Scottish Wallet

24/11/2017 - Posted by | Civilian |

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