Black Friday: consumer festivity

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Abishai100

Clementon, NJ

#1 Nov 23, 2012
Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. On this day, most major retailers open extremely early and offer promotional sales to kick off the holiday shopping season, similar to Boxing Day sales in many Commonwealth Nations. Black Friday is not an official holiday, but many non-retail employers also observe this day as a holiday along with Thanksgiving, giving their employees the day off, thereby increasing the number of potential shoppers (source: Wikipedia).

The capitalistic ritual qualities of Black Friday make the special day a social symbol of consumer festivity and spiritually reflect the market value of shop-friendly Hollywood (USA) movies such as "Scenes from a Mall" (1991).

Are they printing movie posters on hemp/recycled paper yet?

God bless!

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