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What is #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday is on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It is a day that encourages people around the world to do good. This year, #GivingTuesday takes place on 1 December.

What is Giving Tuesday

What is Giving Tuesday?

Thanksgiving, 26 November

Thanksgiving is celebrated in America on the fourth Thursday of November. Celebrations revolve around dinner with friends and family, traditionally featuring turkey with all the trimmings followed by a delicious pumpkin pie.

Black Friday, 27 November

Black Friday occurs the day after Thanksgiving. Stores hold a day of sales to encourage customers to start their Christmas shopping. Since 2005, Black Friday has routinely been America's busiest shopping day of the year.

Cyber Monday, 30 November

Cyber Monday is also known as Blue Monday. It was created by retailers to encourage consumers to buy online. Since its inception, it has become a popular marketing term used by online retailers across the world.

#GivingTuesday, 1 December

#GivingTuesday is on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. After three days of indulgence this global movement encourages generosity and charitable giving to others. We very much hope that you will choose to support the University of Edinburgh as part of #GivingTuesday.

Choose whether your donation will help student support, lifesaving research, improving the life of animals, or the local community. We have listed some examples at, but the choice is yours. Whichever area you support, all the money you raise will go directly to your chosen cause and be put to use straight away. Thank you.

Contact for more information

Kerry Mackay

Senior Community Fundraising Officer

  • Development & Alumni

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