Today is Black Friday! Zagreb is full of Black Friday sales. Surely you had to notice Black Friday ads in the paper and even as pop-up ads while online, but do you know what this really is?
Black Friday is always the day after Thanksgiving, which is the fourth Friday of November. Thanksgiving is the day where Americans gather with friends, family and loved ones over a feast of turkey, potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, and vegetables. Desserts of traditional American pies follow the meal. The most popular are pumpkin pie and apple pie. Thanksgiving is a special day where people are reminded and encouraged to be thankful for everything they are fortunate to have. Thanksgiving is also the unofficial start of the holiday season, and many Americans even put up their Christmas tree afterward!
Black Friday marks the start of the holiday shopping season. Many stores open as early as 5 am or 6 am to have early bird specials. “Early bird” is an expression meaning someone who wakes up very early or someone who wakes up earlier than others to have an advantage over them. Sales run throughout the whole day, and many Americans spend the entire day going from store to store to take advantage of the deals.
Black is usually associated with unfortunate occurrences, so why is the biggest shopping day of the year in America called Black Friday? While there are always some incidences of violence during Black Friday due to the huge crowds and people fighting over items, that is not the reason for the name. This is a day where a store can go from being in the red to being in the black. This vocabulary is related to accounting. If a company owes money the values in their books are written in red ink, but if a company is making a profit the values in their books is written in black ink. Black Friday is a day were a business can turn around and make a profit!
BLACK FRIDAY AT AMERIČKI CENTAR
In honor of Black Friday, Američki Centar is offering five individual English lessons for only 500 kuna! This is a limited offer! We only have five of these available!
If you are not among these five, don’t worry! We have a special Black Friday deal for you too! 10 hours of individual lessons for -10%!
To purchase this contact us by email at [email protected] or by phone at 091 623 1785 and mention the code: AMERIČKIBLACKFRIDAY. Act now because this sale is only today!
See you at Američki Centar!