Many stores will offer significant discounts on Friday, November 29, for “Black Friday” or “Black Friday”.
A tradition imported from the United States where, since 1952, the day after the Thanksgiving meal (set on the fourth Thursday of November) marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping period.
At the time, traders offered discounts to take advantage of this holiday on the other side of the Atlantic. Americans have been rushing into the shops for their first shopping before Christmas Eve.
According to popular belief, these monster sales then allowed companies not to write their accounts in red, color synonymous with deficit, but in black, hence the name “Black Friday”. The craze is such today, that in the United States, more than 60 billion dollars are spent in a few hours.