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#16    -JfS-

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Posted 26 November 2005 - 06:51 AM

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Do school kids get it off as a holiday?


Yes.  A lot of people travel during Thanksgiving, so the kids get a few days off from School.
Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year in the States.  Many people look forward to the day after Thanksgiving(Black Friday) because a lot of shops have huge sales.  The bad part is that most shops have a time limit on the sales, usually starting around 5 am and ending about 11 am.  Black Friday is the biggest sales day of the year.  Any other questions, Becky's Mom?  I'll be glad to help original.gif


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Posted 26 November 2005 - 08:28 AM

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Yes.  A lot of people travel during Thanksgiving, so the kids get a few days off from School.
Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year in the States.  Many people look forward to the day after Thanksgiving(Black Friday) because a lot of shops have huge sales.  The bad part is that most shops have a time limit on the sales, usually starting around 5 am and ending about 11 am.  Black Friday is the biggest sales day of the year.  Any other questions, Becky's Mom?  I'll be glad to help original.gif


Thanks for the reply but what is Black Friday?...over here we have Black Saturday but it is part of a marching session!!

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Posted 26 November 2005 - 09:28 AM

I'm not sure what the true definition is for Black Friday, lol.  There are many theories.  

Black Friday , the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, is historically one of the busiest retail shopping days of the year. Many consider it the "official" beginning to the holiday season. Most retailers will open very early.

The origin of the term is disputed. One idea is that employees of retail stores gave this day the name as a spoof of the various black days of the Wall Street Crash of 1929. The day can be extremely stressful and frightening, not only for employees themselves, but for the business owners in a “make or break” situation for sales during the holiday season. As employees increasingly refered to the day this way, the nickname stuck and began to be used by more and more people. Another theory is it marks the day many retailers are thought to become profitable, going from "the red," to "the black;" hence the name. Yet another theory holds that the term 'Black Friday' originates from those opposed to Capitalism, and is a means to decry what the socialists and communists believe to be excesses in a free market society. Buy Nothing Day is used as a protest against the sales which occur on this day.

Although Black Friday is typically the busiest shopping day of the year in terms of customer traffic, it is not typically the day with the highest sales volume. That is usually either Christmas Eve or the last Saturday before Christmas.

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Posted 26 November 2005 - 09:59 AM

hmmm thanks...ya learn something everyday  thumbsup.gif


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