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Have you ever heard of the Buy Nothing Day? This day was last Saturday and what it means exactly, you will find out if you continue reading this article.
People Are Buying Like Crazy
Now shortly before Christmas, it starts again. The stores are open until 22.00 or even 24.00. There are open Advent Sundays, lots of Christmas markets, and huge special sales areas in front of the shops Shopping centers. Especially now in the Advent season, which should actually be a contemplative time, is bought in Germany once again like crazy. That is in this not much different, as in the years before. Every year you hear that more was bought at Christmas than last year. That was the case in 2014, 2013, 2012 and you can count back forever to 1985, for example. This will not change this year and people will once again flock to the stores en masse.
Time Out From The Shopping Madness
That’s why there’s Buy Nothing Day. It takes place every year and this year it was on the last Saturday. The purchase nothing day is accomplished in many countries of Europe and also in the USA. With this day simply times a time out of the whole purchase madness is to be made. Since the “buy-nothing” day is not very well known, it will not have a big impact. Nevertheless, “buy-nothing” supporters find the day important – because it can make people think, and they are then more likely to buy second-hand instead of new, borrow, swap, or do it themselves. Or did the day bring something after all? Supposedly, the start to the Advent shopping season was a bit quieter than in recent years.
Explanation Of The Difficult Words:
Shopping centers are a term that comes from the American and means shopping center. In the USA these shopping centers are also called shopping malls. In such a center there are many different stores under one roof. Most of the time there is also a big cinema and some restaurants. Some of them are so big that you can’t even visit them in one day.