Black Friday originated as a sales event specific to the US, the day following Thanksgiving. It has long been the busiest shopping day of the year, though it now extends to several days, or even weeks.
And leave it to our global brands and retailers to take this shopping event global, much like Singles Day in China.
Here are the Amazon France and Germany home pages:
And here is Apple France:
And Samsung in Germany (#Black Weeks):
You don’t need Thanksgiving to celebrate Black Friday.
As for me, I’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving sans Turkey (#goVegan)!