Black Friday

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011 is Thanksgiving Day but do you know what the Friday after Thanksgiving is called? In the United States, we call it Black Friday.

If you’re crazy about Christmas shopping and finding bargains, special deals, or heavy discounts (often called doorbusters), then Friday, November 25, is the day for you. It’s considered the busiest shopping day of the year with most stores opening very early in the morning. This is the first year I know that many major retail establishments are opening at midnight. Midnight!

While the word "black" often has a negative association, black, in this case, relates to profitability, which is traditionally noted in black ink (losses are noted in red).

Anyway, at midnight on Thanksgiving, I won’t be in the shops. Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday that I can’t imagine leaving my home at midnight to begin Christmas shopping. Retailers say that people want this, and, for mobs of people, it’s a tradition to shop for doorbusters. Not for me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would much rather stay home and rest on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

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