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What is Black Friday and when will it Happen in 2018

Black Friday is referred to the Friday just after Thanksgiving Day that falls on a Thursday every year. This day is significant in the US as it usually records the maximum amount of sales on a single day with retailers providing massive discounts and the best deals on a huge range of products. Shoppers also throng the streets from the wee hours of the day to grab those deals as quickly as possible before they are exhausted.

Best Black Friday deals are available from a whole host of retailers and online sellers like Amazon, Walmart, John Lewis, Currys and many more. The brands provide a host of varied deals so make sure that you place your orders early or start shopping from the early hours to get all the best deals.

How did Black Friday Start?

Black Friday originated in the US and later spread to other countries of the world as well like the UK, Australia, Canada, etc.  It is celebrated as a one day shopping bonanza  when retailers drop the prices of their commodities to facilitate more sale just before the beginning of the Christmas season.

Between the years of 2008 and 2015, Black Friday slowly gathered the attention of the people in the UK. From 2014 onwards, the day leapfrogged Cyber Monday to become the pre-season Christmas online shopping day following the US. Nowadays, Black Friday is celebrated as a four day affair, starting with Black Friday and ending on Cyber Monday. Discounts and deals are available over these four day period from all major departmental stores, shops and online stores.

When is Black Friday in 2018?

Black Friday will be officially observed on 23 November 2018 this year. However, last year the retailers started providing Black Friday offers from early November itself. The trend is likely to continue this year as well with online and retail sales starting from the first week on November.

The shops also open very early on Black Friday. Last year, shops in the US opened at 6am in the morning and it is likely to happen this year as well. So avail the best offers at the earliest, it is advised to wake up early on the day and get going to avoid the onrush of shoppers.

How to Get the Best Deals on black Friday 2018

Major retailers and online stores like Amazon, Burberry, River Island, Columbia, Crocks, etc  offers great Black Friday deals every year and will do the same this year as well. Just to ensure that you can avail the best deals, research a bit about the brands beforehand and the offers they are likely to provide this year. In this way when the actual deals get available, you can grab them at the earliest.