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Today, we are going to find out about the infamous Buy Nothing Day!
Buy Nothing Day, day of protest in which participants pledge to buy nothing for 24 hours to raise awareness of the negative environmental, social, and political consequences of overconsumption. Conceived in 1992 by Canadian artist Ted Dave, it is typically observed in North America on the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, which is one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
Dating back to September 1992, the first Buy Nothing Day was organized in Canada as a day for "society to examine the issue of overconsumption." In 1997, it was moved to the Friday after American Thanksgiving, also called "Black Friday", which is one of the ten busiest shopping days in the United States. In 2000, some advertisements by Adbusters promoting Buy Nothing Day were denied advertising time by almost all major television networks except for CNN. Soon, campaigns started appearing in the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, Austria, Germany, New Zealand, Japan, the Netherlands, France, Norway, Finland.
There are various gatherings and forms of protest that have been used on Buy Nothing Day to draw attention to overconsumption: Wildcat General Strike, Buy Nothing + Critical Mass, Buy Nothing Day hike, Public protests, Zombie walk, Sit-in, Free, non-commercial street parties, etc.
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