When is Black Friday in 2022?
We’re all excited about Christmas, but before that, we’ve got Black Friday on our minds. Celebrated by shoppers everywhere, Black Friday is hitting Australia online and in stores on Friday, the 25th of November, 2022. This is your chance to bag some absolute bargains — it’s also an opportunity that many take to get heaps of Christmas shopping done.
Sales on basically every item are up for grabs. From furniture to renovations, linens to kid’s toys, clothing, décor, and much more, almost every store goes nuts with the sales on this day! If you’ve been eyeing a certain item, see if you can hold out a little longer as there’s a good chance you’ll get in on sale this November.
Where did Black Friday come from?
Black Friday originated in the United States in the 1960s as the Friday follows Thanksgiving. It traditionally marks the start of the Christmas shopping season. Many stores offer highly promoted sales at discounted prices, and some extend their opening hours. Some stores continue their sales to Monday — this is known as Cyber Monday or Cyber Weekend. Australia joined the Black Friday party much later, but now it’s something we look forward to every year.
But, why is it called “black Friday”? Many believe the term comes from the concept that businesses operating at a financial loss are “in the red”. These massive sales finally allow them to turn a profit, or put them “in the black.” It’s a good underpinning concept, but actually untrue in terms of the day’s historical roots.
What really happened…
In reality, the term dates back to the 1960s in Philadelphia. Early on in this decade, police officers were using the phrase “Black Friday” to describe the chaos that ensued when suburban tourists overran the city to begin their holiday shopping. Sometimes, attendance at Saturday’s annual Army-Navy football game was also a factor. The huge crowds created a headache for the police and they had to work longer shifts to accommodate the onslaught of people. They were dealing with increased traffic jams, car accidents, shoplifting, and petty theft, and the day became known in the area as “Black Friday”.
However, the increase in local tourism also meant that merchants’ sales soared. Business owners began putting on crazy sales to entice shoppers further and eventually looked forward to Black Friday each year, knowing it would hugely support their profits. Over time, the tradition began to spread to neighbouring suburbs, cities, states, and eventually the world — and the red vs black shopping myth took over!
We’ve got you covered this Black Friday.
We’re letting you know a little early, but yes — we’re having huge candle sales! Make sure you visit our website on the 25th of November, 2022 for savings across all our items — including our popular personalised candle bowls, gift hampers, and Christmas range. Buy something for yourself, or get ahead of your Christmas shopping.