Quer saber mais sobre a 'Black Friday'? Origem, etc? Então confira o texto em inglês a seguir.
1. Read the text belowHistory of Black Friday
You've probably heard plenty of adults getting excited about Black Friday, but what is it? Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving and it's not actually a real holiday. However, many people are granted a day off from work. On Black Friday, it is tradition for stores to have a huge sale to help people get started with their holiday shopping. Let's find out a bit more about how Black Friday originally started and how it's changed over time.
The first time that Black Friday was ever mentioned was in reference to a large financial scandal in the United States in 1869. It was only much later by the 1960s that people started using the name "Black Friday" to refer to the day of shopping that follows Thanksgiving. The name actually comes from an accounting reference. When a business is losing money, accountants say that they are in the red. However, once the business starts making a profit, they are known to be back in the black. Since so many people are attracted by the huge discounts on Black Friday, the increase in sales helps businesses to make money. In other words, it helps them to be in the black. Another possible explanation is due to the large amounts of traffic that is caused by shoppers trying to get to the stores. This was especially so in Philadelphia in the 1960s, when the local police there started referring to the incredibly busy shopping day as Black Friday.
In recent years, Black Friday has been the busiest shopping day throughout the whole year!
Black Friday originated in the United States.
People from the south of Canada often come across the border to participate in the U.S. Black Friday sales too!
2. Answer the questions.
A. Do you buy things on Black Friday?
B. What do you think of this day?
C. Where did it originate?
_Cf. Qual é a relação do Black Friday com o Thanksgiving?