SALE STARTS: FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2016
Black Friday has grabbed plenty of headlines in recent years thanks to the frenzied behavior it tends to provoke on high streets up and down the country. But, where did it originate from and why does it cause such a stir? Read on to find out more about the UKs favourite shopping day...
What is Black Friday?
Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year. A phenomenon that started in America, in 1932, it has since made its way to the UK, only really taking off in 2013 . Savvy shoppers can grab incredible bargains and take advantage of huge savings from participating shops and retail outlets.
Over the past few years the Black Friday sales have become even more popular with British shoppers looking for a bargain in the run up to Christmas. Traditionally, this event would take place in store but these days Black Friday is largely an online event. Last year UK online sales were up by 36% year on year to £1.1 billion . This year, Black Friday is expected to be even more manic, so make sure you’re ready for what is fast becoming the highlight of the shopping year.
When is Black Friday?
Black Friday is the day after the Thanksgiving holiday in America. Over the years the date gained a reputation for being a big shopping day – in part because so many holidaying Americans seized the opportunity to commence their Christmas shopping. As retailers started offering their best deals to entice the bargain hungry crowds Black Friday began to emerge as the year’s busiest shopping day.
This year Black Friday falls on Friday 25th November 2016.
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