Black Fri­day spe­cials

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Busi­nesses through­out the re­gion will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in Black Fri­day pro­mo­tional cam­paigns Novem­ber 23.

For ex­am­ple, a large group of busi­ness peo­ple in Van­kleek Hill has pooled re­sources to co­or­di­nate Black Fri­day spe­cials, with many stores re­main­ing open later than usual Fri­day night.

Black Fri­day has been ob­served in the United States for decades, but in re­cent years, the trend has moved north.

Black Fri­day is the in­for­mal name for the day fol­low­ing Thanks­giv­ing Day in the United States, the fourth Thurs­day of Novem­ber, which has been re­garded as the be­gin­ning of the coun­try's Christ­mas shop­ping sea­son.

The cus­tom dates back to the 1950s, although the term “Black Fri­day” did not be­come widely used un­til the early 2000s.

It is es­ti­mated that one-third of all hol­i­day-re­lated shop­ping will take place Novem­ber 23.

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