Black Friday, succeeds Thanksgiving, a feast celebrated in the United States, the country from Mantis on the fourth Thursday of November.
Historically, Thanksgiving was a festive day in European peasant societies during which God was thanked by prayers and rejoicings for the joys that we had received during the year.
Now this celebration is secular in North America. It is usually a very good family meal where the turkey is in the spotlight. Nearly 45 million of turkeys are consumed this day, and one is pardoned by the President, himself.
Most administrations and businesses are closed that day. But not the stores! Because the Black Friday launches the Christmas shopping season!
For some years this tradition has again crossed the Atlantic and I have no doubt that today (and even this whole week) you have received many commercial offers!
Today I invite you to celebrate the Green Friday, taking the time to go out with a friend, by passing this phone call to a distant relative that you often repel, by simmering a good meal with vegetables from the garden …
You can even go take advantage of the specials of the day to prepare your Christmas gifts 😉
Good Green Friday at all, and I invite you to adopt the Green Friday attitude …. everyday.