Black Friday 2020


Hailey Coursen

The last Friday in November is host to one of the largest shopping extravaganzas in the world. Black Friday. Each year, millions of shoppers from countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada crowd into shopping malls and centers to cinch the amazing deals that Black Friday brings. Not only is Black Friday a great way to catch deals on Christmas presents, but it’s also a great way to work off Thanksgiving dinner from the day prior. However, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, it is highly unlikely that Black Friday will occur.

While shopping entirely on Black Friday cannot be abolished, the deals and longer store hours can. For example, Macy’s, a popular department store, alters its typical store hours from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. to 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. for Black Friday shoppers. These altered store hours can easily be abolished in order to prevent a surge of shoppers on Black Friday.

With increased speculation by shoppers regarding the canceling of Black Friday, it is believed that there will be an increase of shoppers turning out for Cyber Monday deals, an online shopping event that takes place the Monday after Black Friday.

While many shoppers are upset that Black Friday will most likely not take place, there are a few benefits. Families will be able to spend more time together, which is the true spirit of the holiday season… not materialistic things such as items bought while shopping.

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