Black Friday originated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is an American tradition that happens the day after Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving occurs on the fourth Thursday of November every year. That naturally means that Black Friday falls on the fourth Friday of November.

So, if you are probably asking yourself why Black Fridays only fall in the festive season- November to be specific, there you have it.

Why is the shopping spree period called Black Friday? The day was given its name as it is often the day that shops "move into the black", -  meaning they have enough money to cover their costs while reducing prices.

During the 1960s, the city's police referred to the day after Thanksgiving as Black Friday because large crowds drawn to the city would cause additional traffic accidents and violent incidents. This meant extra long shifts for police officers.

During Black Friday, retailers offer huge discounts to kick-start the Christmas season.

The occasion has become so popular such that Kenyan retailers have decided to join in the act.

In online shops, the sales are more vibrant, though it also happens in some of the brick-and-mortar stores such as supermarkets.

The list of black Friday offers in Kenya range from clothes, shoes, beauty and hair products, home appliances, Flat screen TVs, laptops, and Mobile phones.

According to statistics, it is proven that on black Friday the peak of shopping activity takes place at around 11 am and an average Kenyan buys at least three products.

The event which runs throughout November ends on the 31st of November.

Naturally, Kenyans save up all year because of the crazy offers that take place during the festive season, and black Friday, November is fully embraced.

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