#GivingTuesday falls on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.). This year’s date is November 27th, 2018. The holiday is entering its seventh year (originated in 2012). With that in mind, what is #GivingTuesday, and how does it apply to you? The Origins of GivingTuesday Thanksgiving marks the official kickoff of the holiday shopping season, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales bringing in huge profits for merchants all over the globe.