National Pawnbrokers Day is celebrated on December 6th in America. Pawnshops are places where you can make quick money by mortgaging your property. Though pawnshops do not reflect the success of a person, 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. If a person did not pay the debt, then he could be taken into slavery, as well as his family – wife, children. This was regulated by the laws of Hammurabi.
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.
- 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 take part
On National Day, visit 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 2023?
National Pawnbrokers Day is observed on December 6 each year.