The day after Thanksgiving is typically marked by frenzied consumption and bargain hunting as shoppers seek to take advantage of Black Friday sales. It is traditionally seen as the start of the Christmas shopping season and many retailers offer special deals and discounts on Black Friday.
The term “Black Friday” is thought to have originated in Philadelphia in the 1960s, where it was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicular traffic that occurred on the day after Thanksgiving. Retailers sought to transform this negative image into a positive one, and began marketing Black Friday as the start of the holiday shopping season.
Black Friday is now considered the busiest shopping day of the year and is often referred to as “the best shopping day of the year.” Black Friday has become so popular in recent years that many stores now offer special deals and discounts that are only available on that day and in some places celebrating the entire “black week” with different deals and special events.
While it is true that Black Friday has a lot of sales, there are also things you can do on the holiday to take advantage of the opportunities it presents.!
What is Black Friday?
Unlike its odd name, the day itself brings a wave of ecstatic-ness for the shopaholics. Especially people who are brand-obsessed wait an entire year for this particular day, to avail all kinds of discount. The day is marked for bringing all kinds of sales and discounts to the shopping sector, especially high-end brands. Black Friday is recognized all over Europe and the world’s leading countries, even in some low economy countries like Nigeria, Uganda, and Pakistan. In fact, it is spreading around the world pretty fast with each passing year. The reason is that it boosts trade and adds up to a country’s economy at a rapid pace, be it through local or international brands.
The History of Black Friday:
Black Friday’s history is quite terrible compared to the present shipping event celebrated worldwide. Historically, the event dates back to 1869, when two businessmen obtained sufficient assets in the gold market, which caused a disastrous collapse and financial crisis. But some people ignore this incident and relate other events with the day. For example, in 1950, the staff members in a factory started taking the Friday after Thanksgiving off by calling in sick leaves. This day was termed the ‘Black Friday’ or day of misfortunes by the manager.
When is Black Friday?
Black Friday always falls on the Friday after Thanksgiving day. However, one weekday doesn’t allow everyone to benefit, so this sale event is extended to a four-day weekend. This sale weekend includes Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and sometimes Monday, where all the malls are crowded with people of all age groups.
Black Friday Dates
This year Black Friday is celebrated on Friday, Nov 24, 2023
How is Black Friday Celebrated?
The week after Thanksgiving and before Christmas is already so divine, but adding the best sale of the year is truly a cherry on top. Plus, the holidays give you a lot of time to spend with your family and loved ones, and what better way to celebrate this amazing time of the year than Shopping. Besides Shopping, what else could you possibly do on a Black Friday? The best way to celebrate this grand sale is by going all out shopping for clothes, jewelry, home decor, crockery, and even cutlery. Many people save all year round by cutting off their extra expenses just for the sake of availing the Black Friday sale to its fullest.
Why do we love Black Friday?
Is there anything not love about Black Friday? Not one except the flood of people storming through the mall. But hey! It’s the holidays, and you get another reason to celebrate by doing probably your favorite thing in the world, Shopping! So why not enjoy every minute of this grand day by putting your stingy self to sleep.
Strange how a day in the middle of the holidays can get you so excited. But Black Friday is still a mystery for those who haven’t experienced it. The real question is; ‘Is the hype worth it. In my opinion, yes! Because you get to save money while spending graciously for yourself and your loved ones. Moreover, when everyone wants to be happy, they get a chance to be happy without the burden of high prices.