Green Monday is a shopping holiday – much like Black Friday or Cyber Monday – that falls on the second Monday of December. While it isn’t currently clear about the origin of the name, it has been said that it’s called Green Monday because it’s the same color as the American dollar.
History of Green Monday
Green Monday was a term that was originally coined by eBay in 2007 as a way to describe the website’s best sales day in December – which usually falls on the second Monday of December or at least ten days before Christmas. After other retailers heard the name of the holiday, they decided to jump on the bandwagon and also name the second Monday in December Green Monday while offering their own seasonal sales. However, there are some retailers who call this holiday Cyber Monday 2 instead of Green Monday.
Since its inception, Green Monday is the third largest shopping holiday of the Christmas season behind Black Friday and Cyber Monday. In 2011, over 1.1 billion dollars was spent on Green Monday and in 2015, retail sales have jumped to just over 1.4 billion dollars.
Green Monday Customs & Traditions
What do you do on Green Monday? Well, you shop, or course. On this day, there are plenty of retailers who are offering discounted prices on their merchandise to boost holiday sales. Some of the major retailers which always seem to participate in Green Monday includes Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, and eBay.
When is Green Monday?
|This year (2018)||February 19 (Monday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2019)||March 11 (Monday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2017)||February 27 (Monday)||Multiple dates - more|