Why is 'Black Friday' said so? What's its relation with 'Thanks Giving' ceremony? What's the history of 'Thanks Giving' ceremony?
Black Friday is a day where many real world shops mark down their prices drastically. It's also said to be the start of the big rush to buy Christmas items.
Thanks giving is a celebration of thanks for a bountiful harvest, celebrated in the US and Canada..
US -- fourth Thursday of November
Canada - second Monday October
Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving in the US - where the business owners are said to be "turning in black' - gaining profit because of bargains and discounted shopping. People rush to the shopping mall and fall in line before it opens as early as midnight Friday.
What WryLilt and PDH said. Thanksgiving pretty much is the start to our winter holidays. It's a time of giving thanks and remembering our history going back to the pilgrims and Native Americans. Basically, it's all about a huge meal of turkey, stuffing, potatoes and pumpkin pie followed by an afternoon of watching football games -- American football.
Since Thanksgiving is the most-traveled holiday in the US, a lot of families are together from out of state for a long, four-day weekend.
While the guys sleep off their food and drink stupor on Friday, the women get up super-early and head off to the mall to start their Christmas shopping, family in tow. A few stragglers may stay behind to start baking cookies for Christmas.
Since the malls traditionally are SO crowded the day after Thanksgiving, retailers try to get their best early Christmas deals out there for the bargain hunters. This draws even more people to the malls, and this vicious circle of bargains and bargain hunters begins. It's a total madhouse.
The following Monday is called Cyber Monday because that's when all of the families formally finish celebrating Thanksgiving, go home and start their online shopping.
by ElleBee 5 years ago
Is Black Friday now "Black Thursday" in your area? Will you start your shopping on Thanksgiving?Lots of stores are now open on Thanksgiving to start their Black Friday savings even earlier. Do you agree with stores being open on Thanksgiving, and will you be shopping?
by Nichol marie 2 years ago
Have you noticed That Black Friday Shopping in has become less crowded over last couple of years. ?
by TheHoleStory 4 years ago
Are you planning to go out shopping on black Friday?
by TheHoleStory 3 years ago
Are you planning on doing any Black Friday shopping after you get done eating all of your turkey?
by Clive Williams 20 months ago
Is Black Friday the day when Slaves were sold off dirt cheap?It is believed that After eating turkey and stuffing their guts. Slave owners celebrated a Sales day of slaves by selling old and worn out ones dirt cheap. They then bought r imported fresh black slaves. Many people rushed and flocked...
by lrohner 7 years ago
Not me, that's for sure. For generations, my family's Black Friday tradition has been to start the Christmas cookie baking/freezing. Are any of you planning on fighting the crowds tomorrow???
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