In November of 1789, President George Washington proclaimed the first national Thanksgiving Day celebration.
Thanksgiving is one of the most celebrated holidays in American culture. It is based on the traditional English harvest celebration and is recognized as an annual holiday held on the fourth Thursday of each November.
The Pilgrims and Puritans who settled the New England area held days of thanks, but not as a routine event on a set day. These thanks giving events may have also been held more than once in a particular year.
In the United States, 1621 is most commonly associated with the beginning of the Thanksgiving tradition. That year, the pilgrims of the Massachusetts Bay colony held a feast and invited Wamapanoag Indians to help........
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The holiday shopping season begins in earnest the Friday after Thanksgiving.
The Friday after Thanksgiving is often referred to as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. It has been given the name Black Friday because beginning on that day each year, retailers whose books are in the red (negative income) try to make enough profit to bring their books into the black (positive income) for the year.
Black Friday is often used as an indicator for how the rest of the holiday shopping season will go as far as profit and loss is concerned. If spending is down from previous years on Black Friday, it is usually an indicator that people are spending and this doesn't bode well for retailers. But on the other hand, if spending is up on Black Friday, it is a good sign for retailers because shoppers are gaining confidence about the state of the economy.
Millions of bargain hunters fill the stores looking for good deals on Black Friday. Shoppers use this time to buy gifts and personal items that are on sale at prices far lower than they are at any other time of........
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