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Happy Black Friday to you and yours!

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This morning/afternoon.

Dublin city centre.

Black Friday is next Friday.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

Or is it?

Via Irish Times Letters:

Black Friday originated in the US as the day following Thanksgiving, which is always on the fourth Thursday in November. For US citizens it is one of the few times in the year when they can have four whole days off work. With the result, shopping malls are overcrowded and the traffic jams have to be seen to be believed. As a result, the shops have sales with hyped-up advertising leading to the actual day.

In Ireland, we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving; it is an American celebration, one which we observe from afar.

So how on earth can we have “Black Friday” sales here for most of November when we don’t have Thanksgiving or a four-day holiday? Is it just an opportunity for shops to off-load out-of-date stock?

Or are the shops covering their rear ends in case there is a Covid lockdown in December?

Tony Corcoran,


Irish Times Letters


This morning.

Nassau Street, Dublin 2

Preparations underway at the Kilkenny Group Store ahead of ‘Green Friday’ on November 29 – intended to replace the US shopping construct, Black Friday, in Ireland.

More than €50 million is spent in Ireland over the Black Friday weekend and Green Friday is “a powerful and passionate drive to reawaken people to the significance of buying Irish, and the wealth of talent and innovation Irish businesses represent”.


Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

This morning.

Dublin south city centre.




There you go now.


Thanks Alan Bracken


Dublin City Library And Archive tweetz:

#BlackFriday in Dublin 50 years ago. Shoppers in Mary Street, 1968. Images @dubcilib