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    There are ads on the radio for Black Friday sales but Black Friday (Nov 13th) has been and gone but they are advertising it as though it is still to come.
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    27th Nov apparently...according to shops websites
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    Briscos and Godfreys will be having another sale

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    Really that is terrific, I wonder how will they manage it since we got pandemic. BUt good thing we have online!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    Briscos and Godfreys will be having another sale
    So will Brownies mattress direct

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    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    27th Nov apparently...according to shops websites
    But that's not correct. Black Friday was a short while ago - Friday November 13th.
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    Black Friday originated in America and its meaning refers to the day after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, which has also traditionally been a holiday itself for many employees. It is typically a day full of special shopping deals and heavy discounts and is considered as the kickoff of the holiday shopping season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithie 38 View Post
    Black Friday originated in America and its meaning refers to the day after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, which has also traditionally been a holiday itself for many employees. It is typically a day full of special shopping deals and heavy discounts and is considered as the kickoff of the holiday shopping season.
    As opposed to any Friday the 13th which is called that in support of our pagan gods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psycik View Post
    As opposed to any Friday the 13th which is called that in support of our pagan gods.
    Xmas & Easter are a nod to our ancient pagan gods . The halo over Jesus's head in paintings is a nod to the Sun god .
    We support the pagan gods by celebrating those days, less relevent to modern NZ than US holidays

    Why does NZ have a labour day holiday ?
    "Labour Day commemorates the struggle for an eight-hour working day" wiki
    NZ has totally abandoned the 8 hour day & the 40 hour week, so why have a holiday for something NZ no longer has.
    Pehaps have a holiday in recognition for 7 day 60-100 hour working weeks and families living in cars
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    Quote Originally Posted by smithie 38 View Post
    Black Friday originated in America and its meaning refers to the day after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, which has also traditionally been a holiday itself for many employees. It is typically a day full of special shopping deals and heavy discounts and is considered as the kickoff of the holiday shopping season.
    Thank you for that Smithie.

    So what has that got to do with us? We don't have a Thanksgiving holiday - I don't even know what that is - so why do we have a Black Friday when we don't have Thanksgiving and we are not American?
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