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When Is Black Pound Day in the UK? The Black Lives Matter movement inspired a new day - here's what it's all about and how you can show your support.
Alongside the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement, Black Pound Day marks a very important step in the Black community.
As of June 2020, Black Pound Day will be celebrated once a month, every month.
But what is it and how can I support Black-owned businesses?
Black Pound Day is marked on the first Saturday of the month, every month.
The campaign has been set-up for people across the UK to support and invest in Black-Owned businesses for the day, with the description reading: "We will replace our normal purchases with Black-owned businesses, where possible for one full day.”
The organisation’s website reads: "[Swiss’] idea hopes to underpin our long-term financial growth and infrastructure, empowering and motivating the Black community.
"The day is also an opportunity to find out how everyone can support Black businesses over the long-term. So don't forget to share brands that you love, businesses that you can't live without, and make sure to hashtag #BlackPoundDay.”
Saturday, June 27, saw the first-ever Black Pound Day in the UK, and it continues to be celebrated every month on the first Saturday.
This month, it falls on 3 October and in November it will be marked on Saturday the 7th.
If you visit the official website blackpoundday.uk, you can go to the ‘shop’ tab, where you can search what type of item/service you’re looking to purchase and where you’re based.
It will then give you a list of Black-owned businesses in your area that are selling what you'd like to purchase.