Lorre White celebrates Cyber Monday – how did it go?

BRITISH-BASED online retailers are expected to see their busiest day in history today, as US shopping event Cyber Monday takes place in the UK. The annual discount day - which in America traditionally falls on the Monday after Thanksgiving - was launched to encourage shoppers to buy online in the run-up to Christmas. Internet sales are expected to surpass all expectations with Visa Europe predicting that £320 million will be spent via its cards alone, reports The Evening Standard. The number … [Read more...]

Black Friday, name ‘originated in Philadelphia’

Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days in the USA. There are two popular theories as to why the day after Thanksgiving Day is called Black Friday. One theory is that the wheels of vehicles in heavy traffic on the day after Thanksgiving Day left many black markings on the road surface, leading to the term Black Friday. The other theory is that the term Black Friday comes from an old way of recording business accounts. Losses were recorded in red ink and profits in black ink. Many … [Read more...]

GOOD FRIDAY 2012 – Stations of the Cross

GOOD FRIDAY APRIL 6, 2012 Good Friday(from the senses pious, holy of the word "good"), is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Black Friday, Holy Friday, Great Friday, or Easter Friday, though the latter … [Read more...]

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