Each year on the fourth Thursday in November, Americans gather for a day of feasting, football and family. It is a time for many people to give thanks for what they have. While today's Thanksgiving celebrations would likely be unrecognizable to attendees of the original 1621 harvest meal, it continues to be a day for Americans to come together around the table - albeit with some updates to pilgrim's menu. The meal often includes a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, pumpkin pie and vegetables.
Thanksgiving Day parades are held in some cities and towns on or around Thanksgiving Day. Some parades or festivities also mark the opening of the Christmas shopping season. Some people have a four-day weekend so it is popular time for trips and to visit family and friends. This day is one of the busiest periods for travel in the USA. This can cause congestion and overcrowding. Seasonal parades and busy football games can cause disruption to local traffic.
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Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Since the early 2000s, it has been regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the US, and most major retailers open very early (and more recently during overnight hours) and offer promotional sales.
It isn't an official holiday but California and some other states observe "The Day After Thanksgiving" as a holiday for state government employees, sometimes in lieu of another federal holiday such as Columbus Day.
Nowadays, more and more Spanish companies are getting used to offering discounts in order to start Christmas shopping season too.
It is a marketing term for the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday. The term "Cyber Monday" was created by marketing companies to persuade people to shop online.
The deals on Cyber Monday are online-only and generally offered by smaller retailers that cannot compete with the big retailers. Black Friday offers better deals on techonology, with nearly 85% more data storage deals than Cyber Monday.