Nowadays, a lot of merchandisers have started to do promotions and sales not because of credit crunch only. They are starting to promote coming events such as Christmas. Well, the Mooncake Festival falls on this coming Sunday but months ago, Chinatown merchandisers had already started selling mooncakes and lanterns.
But weeks before Christmas, there are the Black Friday and the Thanksgiving. Black Friday is popular in United States and it is the Friday after Thanksgiving, where it is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season. Needless to say, at this time of the year, merchandisers around United States have already starting promoting their 2008 Black Friday and after Thanksgiving sales. Incredible huh? Well, even the free newspapers distributing around Basingstoke are already publishing Christmas events for bookings.