November 26, 2010


If you live outside of the U.S. and have not visited the country the day AFTER Thanksgiving, then you may not be familiar with the term, "Black Friday."
Here's Wiki's definition:

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 4 a.m., or 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."

To all my friends and readers in the good ol' U.S. of A. Happy Shopping!!!!


LindyLouMac said...

It is amazing what I have learnt since becoming a blogger! This is one little gem I had no idea of before.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

This is so good Leese! Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving Day.

Leesa said...

Hi LLM--- Yep! It's a staple in American culture!!

Hi Philip-- Thanks so much.

Ron said...

Hi Leesa!

And YES...I survived another BLACK FRIDAY!!!!



Leesa said...

Hiya Ron!!

Sooooo glad you survived! And, you were the inspiration for this post!! Hugs, Leese

Leesa said...

Neil writes:

IN The United States, post the completion of the biggest shopping festival Black Friday, another connoisseur that awaits shopping enthusiasts is Cyber Monday. The fest which falls on November 29 is akin to Black Friday that is famous for its mouth watering deals, offers and discounts.