Black Friday In… The U.K.
England does not have Thanksgiving, but it has Black Friday. Actually, it has a lot of Black Friday sales starting before Black Friday. The name must have caught up among women as the very epitome of heroic shopping challenge.
In the meantime, Advent is about to begin. Most Englishmen would seriously struggle if asked to tell you what Advent is. But they would (men as well as women) expand without any difficulty if asked whether they got drunk at last year’s Christmas Party.
If they made a survey asking how many people know what Advent and Black Friday are, I would not be surprised if the second won big.
Today, in England, is Black Friday.
Truly, a good example of the bleak, factually post-Christian UK.