Every year, around the last week of November, you will come across promotional e-mails from international online stores bombarding your mailbox with notification of sales. It is mainly because, during this time of the year, the Americans celebrate Black Friday.
It is a shopping spree of a kind that has achieved a cult status over the previous century and is often celebrated in other European and Asian countries.
But what exactly is Black Friday and why is it celebrated is still a mystery to many, especially for people who are not Americans. Is it just like any of the end of season sales, or does it have a deeper connotation to its name, read on to learn about Black Friday and the history around it?
What is Black Friday?
Black Friday is not a religious holiday, but definitely a cultural tradition in the United States. Informally, it is the name given to the Friday, followed…