Black Friday

I used to remember that there was a group of people who advocated for the Philippines to be part of the American Union. They are opposed to the group who were advocating for independence. I think that was more than 50 years ago.

Fast forward to today. To be honest, I’d be glad to be an American on Black Fridays. For those who are not familiar, Black Friday refers to the day after Thanksgiving (usually 4th Thursday of November). I’ll give way to Wikipedia:

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, where it is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season. Since Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States, Black Friday may be as early as the 23rd and as late as the 29th day of November. Black Friday is not an official holiday, but many employers give the day off, allowing consumers to get a head start on their Christmas shopping. Retailers often decorate for the Christmas season weeks beforehand. Many retailers open very early (typically 5 A.M.) and offer doorbuster deals and loss leaders to draw people to their stores. Although Black Friday, as the first shopping day after Thanksgiving, has served as the unofficial beginning of the Christmas season at least since the start of the modern Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the term “Black Friday” has been traced back only to the 1970s. “Black Friday” was originally so named because of the heavy traffic on that day, although most contemporary uses of the term refer instead to it as the beginning of the period in which retailers are in the black (i.e., turning a profit).

Ok. Browse these sites to see what I mean.

Gizmodo’s Ultimate Black Friday Guide
Joystiq Holidaze: best of Black Friday
Black Friday deals
Black Friday Ads

Join me and weep.