In the United States, Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving (the fourth Thursday in November) and people have traditionally postponed Christmas shopping until then. It is also a holiday in more than 20 states. It's common to take trips and visit family and friends during the long weekend.
The idea of shopping and discounts on Black Friday is now spreading throughout the world. But be careful to check whether your Black Friday bargain is really what is seems to be - a recent investigation by the UK consumer group 'Which?' has shown that many of these 'bargains' are cheaper at other times of the year.
Almanac of interesting dates...
23 November 2018