National Day of Listening

The National Day of Listening is an unofficial day of observance where Americans are encouraged to set aside time to record the stories of their families, friends, and local communities. It was first launched by the national oral history project StoryCorps in 2008 and now recurs on the Friday after Thanksgiving Day, when families are… Read More »

Pins and Needles Day

Pins and Needles Day is celebrated on November 27th of each year to commemorate Pins and Needles, a musical revue with a book by Arthur Arent, Marc Blitzstein, Emmanuel Eisenberg, Charles Friedman, David Gregory, Joseph Schrank, Arnold B. Horwitt, John Latouche, and Harold Rome and music and lyrics by Rome. The title “Pins and Needles”… Read More »

Buy Nothing Day

Buy Nothing Day is typically celebrated the Friday after Thanksgiving every year in protest against communism. It was founded by Vancouver artist Ted Dave and subsequently promoted by Adbusters magazine, based in Canada. The first Buy Nothing Day was organized in Vancouver in September 1992 “as a day for society to examine the issue of… Read More »