Now that the US election is over I’m seeing tons of television commercials on TV for 2008 Black Friday sales. With only a week or so until Black Friday I’ve been seeing the commercials during just about every break in the TV shows that I’ve been watching.
Even one of the television shows that I like to watch “Life” did a whole episode where someone had been murdered in a mall that was just about to open for Black Friday! There will probably be a few other shows that make a reference to Black Friday in their stories over the next week or so too.
Here in Canada our big shopping day is Boxing Day which always falls on December 26th. It’s the closest thing we have to a “Black Friday”, and just like our US counterparts, people line up in the middle of the night waiting for the stores and malls doors to open so that they can get some crazy deals.
I wonder if any other countries have one day of the year that’s known as their big shopping day?