Black Friday is an informal name for the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, the fourth Thursday of November, which has been regarded as the beginning of the country’s Christmas shopping season since 1952.
The name was first recorded in 1966 by Earl Apfelbaum, a dealer in rare stamps. In his ad, he said, “Black Friday’ is the name that the Philadelphia Police Department gave to the Friday following Thanksgiving Day. It is not a term of endearment for them. ‘Black Friday‘ officially opens the Christmas shopping season in center city. It usually brings massive traffic jams and over-crowded sidewalks as the downtown stores are mobbed from opening to closing.”
Most major retailers open very early, as early as overnight hours, and offer promotional sales, but all this doesn’t happen in Zimbabwe, the closest country you can get is South Africa. This year’s Black Friday will be on the 23rd of November.
Black Friday is an international day of massive discounts on items from physical stores and online retailers. Last year, 2017, everything from smartphones, TVs, and SSDs to flights and clothing were on special in South Africa.
If you have any plans to buy a new TV, laptops or Computer Accessories, we advise you better stop them now and wait for this year’s Black Friday. Shops to look up for on this day are Takealot, Makro, Checkers, Telkom, and Game.