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BUY NOTHING DAY – Day After Thanksgiving

Buy Nothing Day - Day After ThanksgivingBUY NOTHING DAY

Buy Nothing Day is observed annually on the day after Thanksgiving. This day is part of a movement against consumerism, urging the world to change their purchasing habits, to consume and produce less. 


Instead of shopping, stay home and relax.

Other ways to so support for this day are:

  • Cut up credit cards.
  • Do a Whirl-mart – the act of disrupting others shopping by pushing your shopping cart around a store over and over while purchasing nothing.
  • Organize a Christmas Zombie walk – a visual expression of the obsession consumers have with Black Friday deal.

Use #BuyNothingDay to post on social media.


Buy Nothing Day originated in Canada in September of 1992 as a way to protest the frenzy of Black Friday shopping.  In 1997 artist Ted Dave founded Buy Nothing Day, and it was moved to the Friday after Thanksgiving to correspond with one of the most popular shopping days in the United States.

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