The History of Black Friday – Sundance Spas

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21st November
Posted on 21st November, 2016 by Francesca

Where did it come from?

The term “Black Friday” dates back to the 1920s and there are several trains of thought.  Some think it referred to businesses coming out of the “red” and into the “black” as the Christmas shopping season began after Thanksgiving.  Others say it was how the police used to describe the Friday after Thanksgiving as the traffic congestion was so bad.  Perhaps it is a combination of many ideas but the Friday after Thanksgiving has been unofficially known as the start of the Christmas shopping season since 1924 when the modern Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade began.

The popularity of Black Friday grew in the US as retailers realised they could draw in their customers by offering exclusive pre-Christmas discounts.  There has been footage of people fighting over toys and televisions desperate to get a bargain.

In the UK Black Friday hasn’t really been much of a feature.  We have become familiar with it through online shopping on sites such as Amazon and now over the past few years we have seen the Black Friday theme pop up on our high street too.  Thankfully in UK we have managed to restrain ourselves from fighting over items in the shopping aisles. 

The biggest excitement with Black Friday is that the retailers keep their discounts under wraps until the shops open their doors.  Will you be taking advantage of the Black Friday offer this year?  Electrical items are usually those with the biggest savings.  Maybe you are going to treat yourself to the latest panoramic screen television so that you can lie back of the sofa over the Christmas holidays and relax watching some films.  Or maybe you need a new fridge freezer or washing machine.

Imagine that you have dreamed of having your own area of peace and tranquillity in your garden.  A place you can go and relax and unwind and sink into the warm hydrotherapeutic water of a hot tub.  This need not be a dream anymore as we will be revealing our Black Friday discounts very soon. 

Black Friday Coming Soon 

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