American Traditions: Thanksgiving and Black Friday

This is a guest post written by Colleen O’Brien.

Thanksgiving is one of the biggest holidays in the United States. It is so important that many people get the Friday after off from work, as well. But, what should you do after the turkey has been put away and there are no more football games on television? The answer: shop!

The Friday after Thanksgiving in known as Black Friday, which is considered the official start of the holiday shopping season. Black Friday is a slang term originating in Philadelphia as a description of all the pedestrian traffic in the city on the day after Thanksgiving.

What does this mean for you as an international visitor? It means substantial savings on everything you could possibly want. Most notable are large sales on clothing and electronics. Many retailers will open their doors before the sun is up and will offer discounts up to 70% off of the normal price. In many cases people will head to their favorite store before Thanksgiving is even over.

During the month of November, many retailers will announce the hours and a catalog of the items they will be selling for the event. Here are some popular stores that participate in Black Friday:

Electronics

 Best Buy

 Target

 Sears

 Radio Shack

 Staples

 Amazon.com (online)

Clothing

 Target

 Macy’s

 Kohl’s

 JCPenny

 Old Navy

There are many more stores that participate – and if you feel like staying home, you can even look for Black Friday deals online!
So remember not to eat too much turkey and wear comfortable shoes, you will shop ‘til you drop.

If you’re ready to experience American cultural traditions like Black Friday and Thanksgiving – take a look at our school in Denver!

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