International Frugal Fun Day - October
Sat, Oct 1, 2022

International Frugal Fun Day

International Frugal Fun Day is made for economical fun! In a world where prices for goods and services are constantly rising, each of us needs to learn how to spend our budget wisely. The holiday was created in order for people to understand a simple truth: you can have fun without money! You create a good mood yourself, not a bank card.


Frugal Fun Day was created by Shel Horowitz, a well-known American writer who has been helping businesses grow and prosper over the years. And not only at the regional, but also at the international level. He has been featured in popular newspapers such as the Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, and Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Horowitz published the idea for the holiday in his book and quickly received a response from fans. In it, he says that it is easy to live like a king, and it is not at all necessary to have a big bag of money. The main thing is the right thinking, the necessary knowledge and the ability to make simple economic calculations. You know the result: Frugal Fun Day was liked by the population and is celebrated with pleasure every first Saturday of October.

Interesting facts

5 notable moments:

  1. The book was published in 1995 and is titled The Penny-Pinching Hedonist: How to Live Like Royalty with a Peasant’s Pocketbook.
  2. In 1999, the holiday was celebrated for the first time.
  3. The 2010s became an era of modest entertainment – users fell in love with online games, services for watching movies, e-books.
  4. There was a boom in 2020 – the whole world was in lockdown, finding simple entertainment in ordinary things.
  5. October was not chosen by chance – Shel believed that autumn is the most ideal time for walks in nature.

How to celebrate

What can you do with yourself? It’s simple – have a picnic in a beautiful place, watch a sunset or watch a sunrise, watch an exciting movie, organize a trip to another city, play board games … Do something pleasant, exciting, interesting! The only condition: do not spend a lot of money.

When is International Frugal Fun Day celebrated in 2022?

International Frugal Fun Day is observed on the first Saturday in October each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday October 1 2022
Saturday October 7 2023
Saturday October 5 2024
Saturday October 4 2025
Saturday October 3 2026

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