The busiest shopping day of the year in the US marking the unofficial beginning of the festive season. Although its not a public holiday (yet) many will take the day off and take to the shops to find early Christmas bargains.
There are two popular theories as to why this day is known as Black Friday. The first is that the wheels of vehicles in heavy traffic after Thanksgiving Day left black markings on the road surface, leading to the term Black Friday. The other is that the term comes from the old way of recording business accounts. Losses were recorded in red ink and profits in black ink. Businesses started making profits coming up to Christmas and especially after Thanksgiving which showed black ink leading to Black Friday.
On Black Friday queuing outside shops starts from the early hours of the morning, everyone hoping to find the best bargains and begin the Christmas shopping. This has become a serious sport with shoppers on Black Friday blocking and tackling better than the football team you watched on Thanksgiving. Push, shove, grab and yell and do whatever it takes to get the last item on the shelf.
We here at the Irish Store like to take a calmer approach, sit back, relax, get the laptop and browse through hundreds of gifts including Aran sweaters, Celtic jewelry, delicious Irish food hampers and much more, all from the comfort of your couch.
Try keep the love and thanks momentum going this year after Thanksgiving and stay away from the Battlefield. Browse through our extensive gift range with 25% off everything site wide. When you make a purchase during the Black Friday sale, we give you a gift right back. Enclosed will be a 2014 Calendar showing the most picturesque and breathtaking views of Ireland. Don’t say we don’t think of you!