BLACK FRIDAY/BRIGHT FRIDAY.
Black Friday is the day followingThanksgiving Day in the United States (the fourth Thursday of November). Since 1952, it has been regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the U.S. Black Friday has caught on in Ireland also. What started as an American tradition has become one of the biggest days in the year here, with Irish consumers expected to spend about €74m over that weekend.
An initiative to offer people an alternative to the hype of the so-called ‘Black Friday” shopping frenzy is gaining momentum in Ireland. It’s being called “Bright Friday” an
it involves is giving people the option of attending a spiritual program on that day. In Dublin at the Newman University Church, Stephens Green, Dublin is organising an event from 1pm to 7pm on the 24th November.
It will involve many of the leading spiritual thinkers in Ireland such as Daniel O’Leary, Sister Stan, Brian D’arcy, Martina Lehane Sheehan, and Mark Hederman.
In an attempt to bring the initiative of “Bright Friday” to Cork the parish of SMA Wilton will host a day of Quiet Prayer on that day. We are seeking the support of parishioners and adjacent parish
es and all the groups in the diocese who encourage quiet adoration to join with us in offeri
ng to the shoppers in the adjacent shopping centre an option to pause and reflect on a day when shops can be “black with people” rushing around looking for bargains. Come when you can, and go when you wish.