There are two Americanisms that are slipping into common lingo over here these days: Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
They’re all to do with shopping around Thanksgiving and the build up to Christmas.
Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday of November, and is the day that Americans give thanks for their harvest. It is rooted in American history from their founding fathers sailing to Plymouth Ho in the seventeenth century, and is the most important holiday day of the year in the USA.
More important than Christmas or New Year.
The day after Thanksgiving on the Thursday is today, Friday, now known as Black Friday.
Why is it called Black Friday?