National Pawnbrokers Day is celebrated on December 6th in America. Pawnshops have always been places where you can make quick money by mortgaging your property. Perhaps they do not reflect the success of a person, but in the most difficult times they really help out. Have you used such services?
Prototypes of pawnshops began their existence with the advent of money. Approximately 3000 years ago in Egypt and China there were special people who issued loans secured by property. In those days it could be cattle, food, slaves. Surprisingly, if a person did not pay the debt, then he could be taken into slavery. The same fate applied to his family – wife, children. Sometimes it’s so joyful that we live in the 21st century!
The laws of Hammurabi are a set of rules of the ancient world. It was written there that the creditor, in case of non-receipt of payment, could take the children – all this was regulated by law and was not disputed. It is difficult to imagine a situation in which babies were pledged, but this is not fiction. When humanity acquired money, they no longer took “manpower”, but the interest at that time was severe – often poor people fell into debt pits.
You can treat pawnshops differently, but they still exist and dictate the normal rules of cooperation. A person always has the right to come here and get help. We wish you not to face financial problems, but remember that such places exist.
- a good pawnshop is better than the most popular bank – here your things are under complete control!;
- if you cannot sell a thing for a long time, the pawnshop will do it for you for a certain percentage;
- the usurer takes a great risk that the things that people bring are stolen;
- Saint Nicholas is considered the patron saint of pawnshops because of his generosity and benevolence.
How to celebrate
On National Day, use a pawnshop out of interest – see how the process goes, note interesting points. Study the profession – perhaps you want to work in this area? Tell your friends about the holiday and listen to their life stories.
When is National Pawnbrokers Day celebrated in 2022?
National Pawnbrokers Day is observed on December 6 each year.