It’s actually Black Friday today. The day after Thanksgiving. So let me greet you all a Belated Happy Thanksgiving and a Happy Black Friday shopping!!!

What is Thanksgiving all about?

According to Wikipedia, Thanksgiving is an annual holiday celebrating the harvest and the blessings of the past year. It is considered as a legal holiday and is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the US. Thanksgiving is symbolized by turkey and pumpkin (or any fall vegetables).

I’ve been raised in the Philippines for the past 21 years (then later moved here to America) and for that span of time, I don’t remember celebrating Thanksgiving at all. It’s not like we don’t appreciate all the blessings we received but it’s just that we don’t have this so-called holiday back home.

Today at work, almost everyone greeted me a “Happy Thanksgiving” then asked me how my Thanksgiving went. So I was like, “Well, it was okay. It was just an ordinary day I guess.” So you see, I don’t really have much to say. We didn’t really have a special Thanksgiving dinner with roasted turkey or pumpkin pie. We had a chicken not for celebrating the holiday but for our usual viand.

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving and it means shopping! Since I have work, I wasn’t able to participate in the shopping spree.

The first time that I had experienced Black Friday was in 2008. We woke up really early that day, if I’m not mistaken we were already up at around 4:30 AM. Since it’s already November it was really cold outside. We went to Best Buy and by the time we reached the place the line was already long and surrounded the building. We even saw tents set up outside the store. How crazy is that?! We didn’t really buy a television, game console or computer. We just went there to experience the rush and the buzz of Black Friday. We were able to buy some external drives, mouse and a screen cleaner, though. LOL. Not even part of the things that people line up for. We then headed to Walmart to shop for anything interesting. I guess we just bought dvd’s there.

I guess I’m just not used to this holiday yet or probably I’m just not the holiday type of person.

So that’s how my day went. How was your Thanksgiving and Black Friday? Do you also spend it in your country?