Have you heard about ‘Buy Nothing Day'?I came to know about 'buy nothing day' just today only, though I had practised it under compulsion many times.
Many of us would have faced or some may even be facing a probable situation every month. A compelling need to stretch our limited but fixed monthly salary last until next salary. It needs some will power and clear planning. But even then, something can happen and make all these go haywire.
In those days it was like buying everything needed during the first week after getting salary and then buying nothing a day during the last week before next salary.
But this thread is about the 'Buy Nothing Day' (BND) 2017, observed recently on 25 th November (24 th Nov. in the US).
My search in the internet gives me the following information. BND is observed as protest to rampant conspicuous consumerism, started in1992, and now observed in about sixty countries including US and UK. While in UK, Finland and Sweden, BND is on the last Saturday of November, in US it is observed on the day after Thanksgiving, i.e. on fourth Friday in November.
I think we need Buy Nothing Day in our country too as we now see Mega shopping days on every silly pretext. Then we will have a new opportunity of sending greetings by Whatsapp: 'Happy buy nothing day'!