It’s almost the most beautiful time of the year! No, I don’t have Christmas on my mind when I say that. I am talking about Black Friday. Pre-Christmas sales are something the majority of Americans are looking forward to for the whole year. I’m sure you have seen the pictures and the videos or even experienced crowds camping outside of the store to make sure they are the first ones to get to an item they were waiting for. It’s not like that just in the United States really. A lot of European countries have hopped on the Black Friday train and people are going all out once the sales begin. You can buy Christmas presents for your whole family and friends and also treat yourself. That’s what I call a good time!
Black Friday is an informal name for the „holiday“which is the day after Thanksgiving. It is often the busiest shopping day of the year because it kicks off the holiday season. It could be said that people like Black Friday not just because of the sales, but also because of the holiday feeling it has. Since Christmas is soon after it and everything is probably already decorated, it radiates a cozy and warm feeling that makes you feel at home. According to the National Retail Federation, 84.2 million people shopped in stores on Black Friday in 2019, and 37.8 million people shopped in stores on Thanksgiving day. You can see how big of a difference that is.