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Black Friday madness worldwide

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Black Friday madness worldwide
Previously, Black Friday referred either to the infamous Wall Street Panic of September 24, 1869, when Jay Gould and James Fisk tried to ‘‘corner’’ the gold market, or to September 19, 1873, when stock failures caused the Panic of 1873. In England, it is often used by workers to describe May 12, 1926, the day on which the General Strike was ended. It is occasionally used to refer to Good Friday. But nowadays, the most common meaning of Black Friday madness refers to the madness of the buyers in the sales of the day after Thanksgiving or “Black Friday”, the busiest shopping day of the year in the United States. In addition, Black Friday marks the beginning of the Christmas commercial season and is traditionally a frenetic day of shopping. Meanwhile, Black Friday have been spread to Europe and Asia, including such countries, as Russia (since 2013), Ukraine, and Belarus. But the traditional US sales in other countries still differ. First, prices are not as impressive. Secondly, the purchases during the sales are made mainly in online shops.

Holidays painted black. Black Friday - midnight madness

Midnight madness – Black Friday. Photo ksdk.com

As a matter of fact, in the United States, many are preparing to this day the whole year, because customers have a unique opportunity to purchase goods with the maximum benefit. Some do not even go to bed on Thursday, so as not to miss anything, because there are shops that begin to work at 3-4 a.m., or at midnight.

Meanwhile, Black Friday in the United States began to organize in the XIX century. As a tradition, the Black Friday falls on the period from 23 to 29 November. And it is from this event traditionally starts Christmas sales, on which Americans buy gifts for Christmas for family and friends. Of course, it is not the official holiday, so many people have to take time off to enjoy a profitable shopping to the full.

But most popularity Black Friday enjoyed only in the 90s of the last century. Since then, the number of stores participating in the campaign, is increasing every year. Some discount stores reached 90%, which, of course, can not fail to attract buyers.

However, this excitement can be very dangerous. Unfortunately, such madness can cause injuries, incidents and even deaths. For example, in 2016, when, according to US News, “six people were killed and at least 11 others were injured in several incidents in New Jersey on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, police said”.

Black Friday madness worldwide

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