The concept of Black Friday does not really work if the Thursday is not a big, or perhaps the biggest, family holiday of the year; same for Cyber Monday. My personal black Friday used to be the Friday after Weiberfastnacht, the official start of street Carnival in Cologne .
But, as Halloween has spread across the world, so do Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
And who doesn’t like a good deal?
This year my spending was quite subdued, but I used the ever-present rebates to get a toner cartridge at 15% off.
And for next year, as we’re in the process of incorporating Halloween into our culture anyway, maybe we could add Dia de Muertos as well? And make All Saints a joyous occasion rather than a solemn one? Me gusta mucho!