Since I am from the Philippines, Black Friday only rings a bell during well, Holy Week. Not until my mom went to the U.S. a couple of months ago and will be spending Thanksgiving in the Windy City. Now I so want to go to where she is! Imagine, malls opening at 3AM?! People falling in line the night before?! That must mean one thing! A SALE… A big one, at that! Oooohhh…
Here’s a definition by good ole Wiki :
Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. On this day many U.S. retailers open very early, often at 5 a.m. or even earlier, and offer promotional sales to kick off the shopping season. Because Thanksgiving always falls on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States, the day after occurs between the 23rd and the 29th of November.
The day’s name originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving. Use of the term began by 1966 and began to see broader use outside Philadelphia around 1975. Later an alternative explanation began to be offered: that “Black Friday” indicates the period during which retailers are turning a profit, or “in the black.”
I wish I’d win that lottery so I can buy myself a whole bunch of goodies Okay, okay, I should seriously stop getting excited. LOL
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