Black Friday?

Are you getting ready for Christmas yet?  Christmas seems to come earlier in Japan than America.  In America, last Thursday was Thanksgiving.  The following Friday is traditionally the start of the Christmas season.  It’s also a holiday in America, many people use it to start their Christmas shopping.

The stores have their best sales of the year on this day, and it has become to be called Black Friday because of black ink, instead of red ink. I was really surprised to see Japan start to copy Black Friday.  Is this going to be a new tradition in Japan?

Personally, I completely ignored Black Friday.  I did use Saturday to put away my Thanksgiving decorations and put up my Christmas lights.  Maybe I’ll start a new tradition “Rainbow Saturday”  What do you think of my lights this year?

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It certainly looks more peaceful than this:

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