How Much Does it Cost to Celebrate? [Infographic]

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Every year we are forced to part with our hard earned cash for some celebration or other, which always seem to cost money, and lots of it! Whether it’s Christmas or Mother’s Day, buying gifts has become a compulsory part of the celebration and to do otherwise would be considered totally wrong!

But how where did this trend come from and is it really necessary? The commercialisation of mainly religious feasts has been growing steadily for past 60 years because it’s profitable! For example, Valentine’s Day is worth £2.5 billion, Mother’s Day over £1.5 billion and £1 billion for Father’s day!

According to the infographic below, almost one in five kids (19%) say they’ve made themselves ill by eating too much chocolate over the Easter holidays, which by the way, is supposed to be a religious feast! It’s good to celebrate but not to excess so big businesses can increase their profit margins!

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