The story someday, probably everyone of his youth knows most people know concerned even from childhood days: every year in October snapped to the piggy bank, brought it to the Bank and waited anxiously, what sum the Pfennig coins probably this time would result. This is also the meaning of the Weltspartags – the virtue to save again close to bring people. The “International Day of saving” was introduced, as he is called in English, at a time when the save was more necessary than ever, only a few years after the first World War – specifically on October 31, 1924. Here in Milan 29 countries to the international savings bank Congress came. Many people lost their life savings in the war, confidence in the economy and investments was badly damaged, the introduction of the Rentenmark and the currency reform did the rest. So, the Italian Professor Ravizza at the savings bank Congress with the establishment of the world savings day decided to encourage the people to save and create an own prevention.
The first world savings day was officially celebrated on 31 October 1925. It was however not until 1989, until this date was proclaimed by the United Nations to the official day of saving. In Germany, the world savings day children popular – enjoys probably so because there is every time a small gift in the form of stuffed animals or Sparschweinen for the staying power of the Bank. Since the 31 October in some provinces is reformation day, the world savings day in Germany is often already committed on the last working day prior to this date. This year the world savings day is 2011 on the October 2011, as the 30th is a Sunday. In times of banking the world savings day has lost in recent years importance, many banks no longer commit him. Too bad, because in a time when seemingly endless credit coupon curl and the financing pump represents a supposed solution for many consumer needs, saving has again become the important virtue. Some banks, such as savings banks and Volks – and Raiffeisen banks, have maintained this tradition however – much to the Joy of saving young.