National Pawnbrokers Day
National Pawnbrokers Day is celebrated on December 6 of every year. In the world we live, there are some many people who are in need of help. They may either need some money to live their life or sometimes looks for their necessity. Pawnbrokers are those who provide a helpful aid for those who are in need. In precise, the National Pawnbrokers Day is celebrated as to pay tribute to the profession who provides a valuable service to the people who are in need of cash and those looking for a reasonable deal.
“I can’t speak on behalf of the show. I’m not a creator; I’m just a pawn.” – Randy Harrison
History of National Pawnbrokers Day
The exact origin and the founder of the National Pawnbrokers Day are anonymous. However, there was a mention that the history of pawnbroking had begun thousands of years ago in the west in Ancient Greek and Roman Empires. The date must have chosen as it is on this date St. Nicholas Day was celebrated. He was known as the patron saint of pawnbroking. In the East, this practice had been done over 3000 years ago in China. The word pawn has derived from the Latin word pignus, which means pledge. A pawnbroker is a person or business who offers secured loans to people, with items of personal property used as collateral via a pawnshop. The items that are pawned to the broker are called as pledges or pawns, or collateral.
Many items can be pawned, and the pawnshops usually accept musical instruments, jewellery, home audio equipment, computers, video game systems, TVs, cameras, power tools and other comparably valuable items as the collateral. In 1987, the National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) was founded as a trade association to support the independent pawnbrokers. They had begun the Musical Instrument Gift Day. On this Day the pawnbrokers will make generous donations of the musical instruments to those organizations that are in need.
Other Celebrations on December 6
December 6 is also celebrated as
- Put on Your Own Shoes Day
- Mitten Tree Day
- Saint Nicholas Day
- National Miner’s Day
- National Microwave Oven Day
How to Celebrate National Pawnbrokers Day
Celebrating the National Pawnbrokers Day is quite simple. Appreciate the pawnbrokers who provide support in the form of money and materials to those in need. Indulge yourself in supporting people around you as a pawnbroker. Enter a pawnshop and sell those items which you no longer use as to help the people who are in need of it. Share your Pawnbrokers Day celebration on the social media using the hashtag #PawnbrokersDay.