Dutch cities stage non-shopping day
At least seven Dutch cities are observing the international non-shopping day today.
29 November 2008
THE NETHERLANDS – Cities such as Utrecht, Maastricht and Tilburg want to encourage consumers to spend less and enjoy other activities.
Local organisers are offering a range of alternative entertainment including street theatre, free hugs, a barter market and other forms of leisure.
They are also suggesting ideas for non-material presents such as cooking lessons or house cleaning. The first non-shopping day was staged in Canada in 1992.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]