Department Store Day is celebrated every year on 16th October. Department stores are the driving force of the world’s economy, and these Department Stores have a combination of multiple varieties of resources and products into one easily approachable store, so we don’t want to go to many small stores. You can buy everything you want in just one place and that’s the strength of Department Stores and that is why people love to shop at department stores.
“The department store was a product of the 19th century and became a very important institution as America went into the 20th century. It provided show places in developing towns like Terre Haute, Sacramento, and Dallas” – Stanley Marcus.
History of Department Store Day
The origin and history of Department Store Day are not known, but this is a day to acknowledge the benefaction these stores have made to the world’s shopping culture. This day is established to honor the significant benefits these Department Stores have brought to our lives. Since the early 19th century these stores provided the customers with safe and clean environments to shop. Department Stores always provided many firsts, combining products with wide-ranging style and ease. Another amazing thing is that some department stores also have lunch counters so that customers can take a break for a snack, drink or lunch. Many department stores almost fill all the floors making moving escalators, lifts and rich looking luxurious seating a must at these stores.
Other Celebrations on October 16
October 16 is also celebrated as
- World Food Day
- National Dictionary Day
- National Boss’s Day
- Steve Jobs Day
- National Feral Cat Day
- Hagfish Day
- Global Dignity Day
- National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day
How to Celebrate Department Store Day
Celebrate Department Store Day by just stopping at your nearest department store and take this day as an opportunity to shop and try appreciating the employees as well. Also, post pictures and share your thoughts about the day on social media using the hashtag #DepartmentStoreDay.