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World 

Savings Day

Decades of history, worldwide celebrations and unique events. Learn more about World Savings Day.

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WSD

in your

Country

Find out who are the participants of this year's World Savings Day  in your home country.

World Savings Day 2016 in Finland
World Savings Day 2016 Norway
Dominican Republic
World Savings Day 2016 Belarus
World Savings Day 2016 Thailand
Vietnam responds to World Savings Da
WSBI World Savings Day Panama 2016
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World Savings Day - Tanzania

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Across the

World

Every year, on 31 October, several countries across the world celebrate World Savings Day

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Rich 

History

The World Savings Day has been established almost one century ago to celebrate people who save everyday.

On 

October 31

1924

During the 1st International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks) in Milano, Italy. The Italian Professor Filippo Ravizza declared this day the "International Saving Day" on the last day of the congress.

World Savings Day, or World Thrift Day as it was also called, was established to inform people all around the world about the idea of saving their money in a bank rather than keeping it under their mattress.

A theme often used throughout its history is saving money to gain a higher standard of life and to secure the economy. Examples include in Spain where the first national thrift day was celebrated in 1921. In other countries such as Germany, society's confidence in savings had to be restored since the turmultuous German monetary reform of 1923.

After the Second World War, World Thrift Day continued to thrive. Today, countries all over the world continue to celebrate the day.