Free Money Day
Free Money Day is a global invitation for people to explore, in a liberating and fun way, what it might be like if our relationship to money was a little different.
On September 15th, at various public locations worldwide, people will hand out their own money to complete strangers, two coins or notes at a time, asking the recipients to pass one of these coins or notes on to someone else. It’s an opportunity to start fresh conversations about money, sharing, and anything else that might come up.
Why September 15?
On September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers, one of the world’s largest investment banks, filed for bankruptcy.
This incident, which has become symbolic of the Global Financial Crisis, triggered a series of events which contributed to global financial mayhem, the repercussions of which are still being felt today.
September 15 also happens to be the International Day of Democracy – what better an occasion for ‘Free Money Day’ given democracy is defined by the United Nations as:
“…a universal value based on the freely-expressed will of people to determine their own political, economic, social and cultural systems, and their full participation in all aspects of life”!