After the month of September, holidays and important annual celebrations seem to be every other day with no sign of slowing down until after the New Year has been rung in. While I love a good celebration as much as the next person, the seemingly-constant stream of events that take place following Labour Day makes the last four months of the year a little overwhelming (and expensive). For example, with October comes Thanksgiving (in Canada) and Halloween, followed by November which brings with it the Thanksgiving celebrations (in the United States) and Black Friday (I’ll get back to this later), and who could forget about the December festivities such as Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Bodhi Day (or whatever else you celebrate!), with New Years’ celebrations to wrap it all up. Regardless, as your designated Holiday-Helper when it comes to holidays in Canada, it is my duty to keep you posted about the holidays and important events that are coming up so you can plan and celebrate accordingly. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the day that embodies consumer-culture; Black Friday!