8 not-so-black facts about Black Friday!


It’s November, the day after Halloween, the season of pre-Christmas preparations for some and Thanksgiving for many. But for shopaholics it is different, November means the sale, the big sale, the month that shopaholics wait for throughout the year to get crazily discounted stuff on an unusual Friday. Not just shopaholics, honestly, everyone would love to buy electronics, clothing, furniture, and any item for less. Black Friday deals drive everyone crazy, people line up in front of the stores to get the best Black Friday deals and save a fortune. If you are one of those who wait for Black Friday deals and excited for it, here, we have got you some interesting facts to keep you company while waiting at the cashier line or lining up in front of your favorite store.

1-    Black Friday is not usually an official holiday in the United States but, California and some other states perceive “The Day after Thanksgiving” as an official holiday for state government employees. Giving them a chance to enjoy the black Friday deals.


2-    Black Friday is not only American anymore, but it also became an international affair. Canada, Mexico, and China were the first to their own versions of Black Friday deals and sale. Like the 11.11 singles’ day sale in China.


3-    The term ‘’Black Friday’’ was originated in Philadelphia maybe in 1961 and it was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic that would occur on the day after Thanksgiving.


4-    Black Friday Deals used to start at 6:00 am on Friday, but late in the 2000s, many stores opt for 4:00 and 5:00 am. In 2011 things had gone crazier and stores like Target, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Best Buy, and Bealls opened at midnight for the first time. In 2012, Walmart announced that they would open at 8:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day itself.


5-    In 2006 reports of violence had started to spread, there have been reports of 10 deaths and 111 injuries in the United States due to the Black Friday deals.


6-    The term ‘Black Friday’’ in the United Kingdom was used by the police referring to the Friday before Christmas. It used to be the say were emergency has to be taken due to the many people going out drinking.


7-     Cyber Monday sales hit the $3.45 billion USD in 2016 in one day. Seems like consumers did not have enough black Friday deals already!


8-    The term Cyber Monday dates back to 2005 and it refers to the Monday following the Black Friday. It was made because retailers thought of those who were too busy to shop over the Thanksgiving weekend or did not find what they were looking for in the black Friday deals, shopped for bargains online that Monday from home or work.


Those were just 8 interesting facts to entertain you while you are participating in the sale. But if you saved yourself from the hassle and the crowded stores, joi has something for you. The Purple Week Sale at joi will let you reward yourself with a gift or buy all the gifts you want for the season for all your loved ones with up to 70% discount. What is more rewarding is that our Purple Week Sale is not just a day, it is a whole week sale on almost everything from flowers, chocolates, deserts, cakes, jewelry, accessories to many other unique gifts. At joi, Purple is the new black!

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