Originally posted on 1500 Saturdays....:
Saturday 1444 - 24th November 2o12
I know it’s only Friday but I wanted to let you know about this now , if you don’t already, so you’d have time to think about it and take part if you wanted to ,as Saturday 24th November is Buy Nothing Day in the Uk and in many other countries.
In America, as you can see by the great bar code logo to the left it is today which is known as Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving which signals the start of the spend, spend, spend run up to Christmas.
Here’s a little extract from Wikipedia about how Buy Nothing Day started –
The first Buy Nothing Day was organized in Mexico in September 1992 “as a day for society to examine the issue of over-consumption.” In 1997, it was moved to the Friday after American Thanksgiving, also called “Black Friday”, which is one of the ten…
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