Black Friday is celebrated in the USA (and not only!) after Thanksgiving. This is an amazing day for shopaholics: it’s easy to snatch the maximum discount on goods today. Some people wait a whole year for a date to please themselves with some thing. What about you?
The holiday was founded by two friends in the 19th century – thoughtful and cunning speculators Jay Gould and James Fix. They created an artificial decline in the price of gold, because of this, the stock market almost collapsed. Bottom line: the price tags of goods have become cheaper by 50%. In the 20th century, some shops made it a habit to call shoppers after the holiday with the promise of exorbitant discounts. Since then, the tradition has been picked up by the whole state.
Why is the day black? It’s simple – one person described the day as this color due to constant traffic jams, crowds, queues. Initially, discounts were valid only for 1 day, now sales can last for a month or several days, but the peak still falls on Friday.
20 states of America have recognized the official holiday. Employers give employees a day off so they can buy everything they need. Shops open early: if you come here at noon, you will not have time to buy the intended goods. The queues are busy at night waiting for the opening!
Did you know:
- Americans do most of their shopping not on Black Friday, but on the Saturday before Christmas;
- analogues of the holiday exist in many countries of the world;
- in 2008, a mob trampled an employee to death in a store;
- Every year more people shop online.
- They tried to rename the holiday more than once because of the “dark” name, but it has firmly taken root in society.
How to celebrate
Participate in events! Visit the mall in advance and find out which items will have big discounts. Look after things so that you don’t get confused on a responsible date. Share your purchases on social networks and see what your friends have purchased.
When is Black Friday celebrated in 2022?
Black Friday is observed on the day after Thanksgiving each year.