Black Friday: 5 Not So Obvious Facts

Black Friday: 5 Not So Obvious Facts
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Shopping is always fun And shopping on Black Friday is not only fun but also exciting Today, many people worldwide, not only in the US, know what the Black Friday is and wait for the day after Thanksgiving holiday to take advantage of promotional sales and buy a lot of items at a low price

Shopping is always fun. And shopping on Black Friday is not only fun but also exciting. Today, many people worldwide, not only in the US, know what the Black Friday is and wait for the day after Thanksgiving holiday to take advantage of promotional sales and buy a lot of items at a low price. Popularity of Black Friday around the world creates many stories and fun facts about this annual shopping fever.

Black Friday is definitively a time of a lot of emotions, sometimes stress but also fun and excitement. I bet every one of us heard at least one of the thousand stories about arguments in shops about some TV or surprising statistics about shopping turn outs. And even if you’re not the one that loves waiting impatiently in front of the stores in the evening Thanksgiving Day, you surely will find these facts about Black Friday interesting at least and fascinating at best.

  1. Black Friday is the busiest day of the year for plumbers in the US

This may come as a surprise, because what plumbing has to do with shopping, right? Well, if you think about it, when millions of Americans attack stores and stores toilets all over the country, the staff has no way but to call for a plumber to fix overwhelmed pipes after consumers use.

  1. Millennials are the biggest group of Black Friday shoppers

They are young, and they are hungry for sales. In 2015 more than half of the 18- to 24-year-olds and over 60% of 24- to 35-year-olds went shopping on Black Friday weekend. If shopping greatly and shopping cheap doesn’t scream “Millennials!” I don’t know what does.

  1. Most Black Friday shoppers buy online

It seems that not everyone who loves sales is fond of the Black Friday shopping experience. Actually, more people make their purchases on Black Friday online, than in regular stores. This way they can buy cheap and avoid crowds in stores.

  1. Black Friday in Mexico is called “El Buen Fin”

It is sometimes mistakenly associated with American Thanksgiving celebration when actually El Buen Fin – which translates to “The good weekend” - is attached to the anniversary of the 1910 Mexican revolution. However, it is very similar to Black Friday and offers low process for consumers. El Buen Fin lasts not only on Friday but for the whole holiday weekend.

  1. Black Friday is now held in over 15 countries in the world

This is not only American thing. It started with Canada whose retailers where afraid of Canadian consumers taking advantage of Black Friday sales and take trips across the border to buy cheaper. To avoid that, they decide to copy Americans and introduced the idea to Canadians. After that more and more countries have taken on the Black Friday tradition, including the UK, France, Germany, India and many more.

If interested in some hard data check out Black Friday Global site and dive in the details.

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