Black Friday is originally an American concept – a retail sale event that takes place the day after Thanksgiving, which is always celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It’s been considered the start of the U.S. Christmas shopping season since the early 1950s. Here in Australia, Black Friday sales are really catching on, and Australian shoppers always find a bargain by checking out participating stores’ Black Friday promotions. With more and more retailers jumping on the Black Friday bandwagon every year, by clicking through to these catalogues you’re guaranteed to find great buys leading up to the Christmas holidays. This year, Black Friday is on the 26th of November. Many stores around the world, including Australia, have already been advertising their amazing deals. To ensure you do not miss all the Black Friday specials this year, keep an eye on your favourite stores' online catalogues and make notes of all the items you want to buy.