National Day of Giving is celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. The holiday takes place after global sales and reminds us that life should not be about consumerism. The date is perfect for making someone a little happier by giving a nice present.
The National Day was created in 2012 by the union of the UN and the 92nd Street Y cultural center. Henry Timms, the CEO of the latter organization, made a huge contribution to the movement. The purpose of the holiday is to unleash American generosity and dedicate the day to good deeds!
People have been donating and providing for the poor for a long time. Scholars single out the first documented record among Jews. It dates back to 2500 BC, is written in Hebrew, says about the introduction of a special tax to help the poor. The largest donation of those years is considered to be government assistance from the Roman emperor Augustus in 1180 BC. Then he generously helped 200 thousand people.
National Day of Giving is celebrated annually: each turn brings new participants: these are not only individuals, but also entire companies. Date boldly walks the planet and attracts society. It’s so easy to help others!
- the first ever celebration was widely covered by popular publications, for example, the Washington Post. I did not forget to write about him and the official blog of the White House;
- the day is celebrated in more than 80 countries of the world;
- giving something, a person feels like a part of something bigger – the results of the survey;
- mainly people from 18 to 40 years old participate in the holiday;
- eBay donates a percentage of its sales to charities each year.
How to celebrate
Join and connect your friends! Tell others about the holiday, share information on social networks, communicate with like-minded people. Make donations! It doesn’t have to be money: donate blood at the nearest hospital, donate things to those in need, take toys to orphans, collect food…
When is National Day of Giving celebrated in 2022?
National Day of Giving is observed on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year.