Black Friday is an informal name for the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, which is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.
The day after Thanksgiving has been regarded as the beginning of the United States Christmas shopping season since 1952.
Black Friday is a tragic day which is observed in the United States when hundreds of millions of people flock to retailers around he world to spend a grand total of $70 Billion on useless items that serve no real purpose, don’t stimulate self-development, and ultimately won’t benefit them in the long run.
Many stores offer highly promoted sales on Black Friday and open very early, such as at midnight, or may even start their sales at some time on Thanksgiving.
This year in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, some activists are calling for a boycott on Black Friday because it pays little attention to bettering yourself or to self-education – it’s sole purpose is to sway people to buy products they don’t need with money they don’t have.
Black Friday is not an official holiday but following regular weekend makes Black Friday a four-day weekend. Additional days off is said to increase the number of potential shoppers.
Black Friday has routinely been the busiest shopping day of the year in the United States since 2005. Other news reports have described it as the busiest shopping day of the year for a much longer period of time. Similar stories resurface year upon year at this time, portraying hysteria and shortage of stock.