Yesterday was kind of funny here in terms of special occasions and peopleâ€™s spending habits. First of all, it was February 14th which meant Valentineâ€™s Day. As well, it was Chinese new years. On top of that we have all of the Olympic festivities going on. Funny thing was I think a lot of people actually saved a lot of money because of all these events being crammed into one day.
For example, if you were a couple that celebrated Chinese new years then most likely you would be going out for a dinner of some sort normally. In this case, a lot of people just crammed the Valentineâ€™s day dinner along with this into one. Likewise, some people already purchased tickets to go to an Olympic event and so this acted as the Valentineâ€™s day date as well.
I sometimes see people do this as well for people that have say a birthday that is so close to another occasion like say new years. Basically, they just celebrate both days in one and compact the presents/festivities into one day.