There was a time when foreign holidays held no meaning for the citizens of Pakistan. However, in today’s world of increased social interactions and e-commerce, the holidays and traditions have leaked across the borders. There is a big hype of Black Friday in Pakistan right now. Considering that it is the start of November, let us explain to you what exactly is Black Friday and what to expect on Black Friday offers in Pakistan.
Black Friday History
For everyone around the world, Black Friday marks the official start of the holiday season. It is the time to do some serious Christmas shopping –even before the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers are gone. Black Black is the Friday after Thanksgiving, and it’s one of the major shopping days of the year in the United States -falling anywhere between November 23 and 29. While it’s not recognised as an official US holiday, many employees have the day off, except of course those working in retail so that they can help us shop.
The term “Black Friday” was coined in the 1960s to mark a start of the Christmas shopping season. “Black” signifies the stores moving from the “red” to the “black,” referring to the time when accounting records were kept by hand, and red ink indicated a loss, while black a profit. Ever since the start of the new Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the Friday after Thanksgiving has been known as the unofficial start to a busy holiday shopping season.
Black Friday 2016 in Pakistan
Although this side of the border we do not celebrate Christmas or get all excited about Christmas shopping. However, the retailers found it an exciting opportunity to arouse the customer’s interest by marking it as a special Black Friday sale day.
This year Black Friday in Pakistan is going to be on 25th of November.
There are a lot of Black Friday deals in Pakistan that the retailers have kept in store to hook those eager customers and it is expected to be a busy day for both online and market retailers. Some of the prominent online stores like Daraz.pk is following the International pattern and has started a virtual countdown on its website.