Interesting facts about Black Friday
On November 29, shopaholics all over the world activate in anticipation of the biggest discounts of the year. Black Friday is the day Christmas sales begin.
Black Friday as a commercial holiday appeared in the 1950s in the United States. This day is always celebrated the day after Thanksgiving, a traditional American holiday of religious origin, which is always held on the fourth Thursday of November.
From the United States, the Black Friday tradition spread to South America and Canada, and then to other countries of the world. For many years, the phrase "Black Friday" meant the collapse of the gold market on September 24, 1869. The term was used for other Wall Street market crises in subsequent years.
In 1995, a note from the Standard-Speaker newspaper said that "no one really knows" why Black Friday is called that. In the same year, the New York Times consolidated the meaning of the phrase by writing that Black Friday got its name, "because merchants hope that intensive trading will appear in black ink on their balance sheet documents."
The americans often take a day off on this day, although Black Friday does not have an official status. Many department stores and stores open even at midnight and offer customers unrealistically high discounts.
Quite recently, Black Friday have a competitors - Cyber Monday. This is the day online retailers offer crazy discounts. The main participants are office employees who go to work after Black Friday and by inertia continue to shop, but already in online stores. Single's Day Sale is now also becoming very popular. Already, the project is several times higher than Black Friday and Cyber Monday revenues in the United States.
As for fashion luxury brands and the jewelry world - many brands are already refusing to participate in Black Friday. Because they want people to come to them more consciously, and not just in search of thoughtless discounts.
The followers of rational consumption are also opposed to shopping hysteria, constantly reminding that the fashion industry is in second place in terms of negative impact on the environment, and stocks like Black Friday only make you buy more and more.