Saturday, November 15, 2008
Black Friday is considered one of the busiest shopping days on the calendar in the United States, where many shops open very early and offer doorbuster deals to lure customers. As well, this day is often looked upon as the start of the Christmas shopping season and this year, is on November 28. In fact, each year, Black Friday falls on the day after Thanksgiving Day.
This day leaves shoppers in a huge frenzy with long line-ups at pretty much every store and enormous sales volume in every major retailer. Likely, this is why corporations brace themselves for the customers each year, preparing with massive price cuts of up to 80% is some places, huge amounts of decorations, advertisements employed in every place possible and extra staffing.
Website owners also are known to make individual websites just for the occasion, offering guides to the shopping day.
One interesting fact about this special day is the origin of its name: Black Friday is known to be a very chaotic, feverish and even stressful shopping day and is therefore a direct connection to "Black Tuesday", the notorious label of the stock market crash in 1929, which shared these aspects with Black Friday.
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