The day after Thanksgiving also know as Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year. Stores are opening earlier and earlier. Some are opening with specials on Thursday. Walmart for one is having three different periods of specials from Thursday evening thru Friday morning. Here is a post with information about Black Friday flyers that have been leaked early.
For some people, Black Friday is an annual tradition to get together and going shopping. It can be a time to great deals but it is also important to keep an eye on what you are spending and if you really need what you are thinking about buying. It is not a good deal if you need to put it on your credit card and cannot pay off the balance within a month or two or if it is something that will not be used.