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Giving Tuesday is a global day of charitable giving that takes place on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the United States, which falls on the first Tuesday in December. It was created as a response to the consumer-oriented shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and it aims to promote and celebrate generosity and philanthropy during the holiday season.

Giving Tuesday encourages people to donate their time, resources, or money to various causes and nonprofit organizations. It provides an opportunity for individuals, communities, and businesses to come together and make a positive impact on the world through acts of kindness and charitable giving. Many organizations and charities run special campaigns and fundraising events on Giving Tuesday to raise funds for their respective causes.

The concept of Giving Tuesday began in 2012, and since then, it has grown into a global movement, with participation from individuals and organizations in numerous countries. It has become a significant event on the philanthropic calendar, encouraging people to give back to their communities and support charitable initiatives that are meaningful to them.