Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year in the USA (recently adopted by businesses in the UK) and is held on the last Friday of November, the day after Thanksgiving.
Although not officially recognised as a holiday, many Americans take the day off to do their Christmas shopping and make the most of the generous deals and discounts. There are many different theories around the origin of the term ‘Black Friday’, but the most likely is that it was coined in 1961 by police officers in Philadelphia, due to the thick smog and traffic pollution caused by the hoards hordes of shoppers.
Luckily, the following Monday (known as Cyber Monday) offers similar deals online for a more comfortable, fuss-free shopping experience.
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- Make a wish list so that you can focus on the things you really need (Shop now!)..
- If you have your eye on our incredible value Black Friday Bundle, be quick! 2016’s bundle was sold out by lunchtime…
- Put Black Friday 23 November 2018 in your diary too so that you’re ready to shop with us next year!