For a long time the media has been trumpeting about one thing: Black Friday. Maybe you are fed up with rolling the subject, or maybe you are just rubbing your hands and waiting for hopping madness? The shopping craze spans different countries, and for US retailers, Black Friday is the most profitable day of the year. What is its story? We explain!
Black Friday – how did it start?
Black Friday was born in United States, and over time has also spread to Europe. It is celebrated on Friday each year. Its history begins in the second half of the 19th century. Thanksgiving falls on the last Thursday of November. On that day, Americans meet at gala dinner with their family and loved ones to thank them for all good things that have happened to them throughout the year. In the USA, this day is a day off. Reportedly, the name Black Friday was first used in the 1960s, when the dtreets and shops in Philadelphia were so crowded with sales that it required police intervetion. Another theory says that the roots of that day should be traced to the situation on the gold market in 1869 – then the market price of this commodity reached a record high as a result of speculation. There was an intervention by the US government, which caused a sharp decline in the value of gold.
In Poland, Black Friday is organized on the same day as in the United States, but only for several years. Every year, the scale of Black Friday is growing, and more popular stores join the event – attractive sales are available both online and in stores. In order for customers to take advantage of high discounts, stores are open longer that day. In Poland, promotions are of an different nature then abroad – often, notewothy discounts are available throughout the week of Black Friday or from Friday to Monday, which is called Cyber Monday.
Promotions in Poland are not as attractive as overseas, but Poles are happy to use them. On Black Friday, shopping malls organize special events such as celebrity performances, and extend working hours by preparing the so-called shopping nights with further discounts and promotions. This year, however, Black Friday will be special – due to rectrictions on November 27, many stores in shopping malls (including clothing, footwear, sports and perfumeries) will not be open yet – they will not open until Saturday, although many of them may still offer various promotions. Fortunately, online stores remain available to Poles.
Where did the name „Black Friday” actually come from? There is no definite answer to this question. As many as three equally probable histories of this name are recognized.
The first concerns the trafiic, and more specifically the gigantic traffic jams that formed around shops on that day.
According to another theory, the name „Black Friday” was first used by the media in 1981. It was supposed to be a positive term, pointing to the exceptional income of the sellers on that day.
The third has nothing to do with shopping. Some believe that the term „Black Friday” came from the great wave of layoffs among workers that day.
How is it with us?
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