This has been a bit help-up week to handle, with a listed bliss of occasions coming up. Yes, We had the most important Thanksgiving occasion followed by Black Friday which is almost approaching.
Top 10 Scroll has collectively put up with some of the interesting facts about Thanksgiving and Black Friday!!
By rolling back to the history, It all started 397 years before. Every Fourth Thursday in November Thanksgiving is celebrated across the US. People gather around and celebrate this day with a feast on turkey, watch football and gear up for the most awaited Christmas.
But, here comes the secrets of this Thanksgiving. Scroll down to know about these exciting story about Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
Did you know -1. The very first Thanksgiving was during Autumn!
First Thanksgiving happened in 1621 when the daylights were shorter and longer the cool nights and that’s exactly during an Autumn!.
That day when sharing and caring was at the peak with Europeans who were invited by the native Americans for a feast.
Did you know -2. Turkey wasn’t in the big feast in Thanksgiving!
Recent day practices came up with a feast in which “turkeys” is served main within the family and this tends to be chilling out with gatherings.
But ages before deer, ducks, geese, oysters, lobster, eel and fish were served. By the way, Turkeys didn’t even exist…
Although people ate pumpkins, no pumpkin pies. Hmm, Thanksgiving has evolved!!
Did you know -3. OMG!! Thanksgiving didn’t become a national holiday before.
After writing a continues letters for 17 years campaigning on Thanksgiving, by Sarah Josepha Hale. She convinced President Lincoln and made Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.
Fact about Sarah Josepha Hale, she is the one who wrote the classic song “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” which made our kindergarten blissful.
Did you know -4. Only 5 Women made their presence in the first year of Thanksgiving. Seriously?
Historians believe that only 5 women made their presence in the event as many women settlers didn’t survive in the U.S for many reasons. But this did not limit itself to the gathering but also includes 50 Pilgrims and 90 Indians and lasted for three days.
And those were some of the interesting Thanksgiving for you followed by Black Friday and how amazing is it to think about shopping for Christmas. Also, know the real reasons about the fact of “Shopping” during Black Friday!
Did you know -5. The first Friday after Thanksgiving!!
Eventually, the first Friday after Thanksgiving is Black Friday, A season for Christmas shopping where shoppers run through the stores across the country on that dark Friday after the holiday, hoping to save some currencies on hand.
Did you know -6. It used to refer Stock Market crash in the early 1800s.
Certainly referred as a Stock Market crash, many stores offer highly promoted and discountable sales for the shoppers.
So as to grab as much as you can. This day has been recorded as the busiest shopping day but not an official holiday though!!
Did you know -7. It wasn’t nationalized until the 1900s.
Considered popular among Americans mainly for the shopping aspect but, wasn’t that famous all around the world and but came into lights after the mid’s of the ’90s.
Did you know -8. Considered to be the biggest Friday ever!!
Surprising, yet frustrating just because of the congestion caused by shoppers on that particular day started referring to it derisively as Black Friday.
Yes, even retailers have been happy easily associated with this and this even ended up rebranding the day “Big Friday”.
Did you know -9. Later, Black Friday has become an international affair.
When, Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, drove into the market with Black Friday tradition in 2011 and opened the store on Thanksgiving evening.
Ever since retailers have been laid down in a race to catch up and now its 33 million Americans chasing for the planned shopping which is immediately after their turkey feast.
Did you know -10. Billion Dollar Friday
Years later, retailers opened their doors at 6:00 a.m. on the occasion of Black Friday. However, in the late 2000s, the sale started at 5:00 or 4:00 a.m., to increase shopping hours for better profits.
These are the obvious reasons for extending the hours. The Giant retailers like Walmart estimated a five billion dollars sale on Black Friday day alone. Which made us go WOW!!
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