The holiday of International Frugal Fun Day was created to help people understand that having fun doesn’t always have to involve spending money. The holiday was created by Shel Horowitz, a well-known American writer who has been helping businesses grow and prosper at both a regional and international level.
Frugal Fun Day was created when Horowitz published his book titled The Penny-Pinching Hedonist: How to Live Like Royalty with a Peasant’s Pocketbook in 1995. He quickly received a response from fans and the holiday was celebrated for the first time in 1999. In the 2010s, people started to fall in love with online gaming, streaming services, and e-books, creating a wave of low-cost entertainment. 2020 saw a boom in this form of entertainment as the whole world was in lockdown. October was chosen to celebrate the holiday because Shel believed that autumn was the best time for walks in nature.
- The book was published in 1995 and is titled The Penny-Pinching Hedonist: How to Live Like Royalty with a Peasant’s Pocketbook.
- In 1999, the holiday was celebrated for the first time.
- The 2010s became an era of modest entertainment – users fell in love with online games, services for watching movies, e-books.
- There was a boom in 2020 – the whole world was in lockdown, finding simple entertainment in ordinary things.
- October was not chosen by chance – Shel believed that autumn is the most ideal time for walks in nature.
How to take part
Celebrating International Frugal Fun Day can be as simple as having a picnic in a beautiful place, watching a sunset or sunrise, watching a movie, organizing a trip to another city, or playing board games. The only condition is to not spend a lot of money.
When is International Frugal Fun Day celebrated in 2023?
International Frugal Fun Day is observed on the first Saturday in October each year.