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Black Friday


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The Friday after the American holiday of Thanksgiving is the largest shopping day of the year in the United States.

The day is often called Black Friday. Many stores opened at midnight as customers are already preparing for the Christmas holidays.

Thanksgiving takes place on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States.


  1. Thanksgiving is one of the most important festival in English-speaking countries.In Asia,there’re also such holidays called Mid-autumn Day which is celebrated by Chinese people and Korean people.People celebrate such a festival mainly feel grateful for the harvest given by the God.

  2. How glad and happy the Americans are! Their festas are too much, I think that they are all into the holiday day by day.

  3. Chen, nice information, thanks. I really didn´t know about that holiday in Asia. I really appreciate this information exchange.

  4. i wish this holiday repeat in all country
    but i think that is very hard to organize like
    this holday in other country except united state

  5. Many North Americans wait until the day after Christmas to do their big shopping because one can find the best sales then.