Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the United States. The name of the holiday is self-explanatory – or it should be. But in fact, it sits oddly beside the custom of “celebrating” Black Friday – i.e. making the day after Thanksgiving a day of special sales in which people have been trampled to death trying to get those bargain items.
Black Friday also happens to be what some cultures call the day that in English is referred to as “Good Friday.” And so it is not surprising that someone tried to link the two, as in this image shared by Jesus Needs New PR:
This year, “Black Friday” will be starting on Thanksgiving itself. I guess that makes sense – Americans typically find it much easier to be thankful for brand new stuff than for stuff they got last year.
Whatever one's view of the aforementioned details, many Americans are united in mourning the passing of an American icon. Jim West shared this photo from the funeral:
All kidding aisde, I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. And whenever you happen to start your Christmas shopping, I hope that you will neither be trampled to death, nor trample others.