Vendredi Noir?

I knew all about the famous start of the American Christmas shopping season called Black Friday. It starts on the day after Thanksgiving, also an American holiday.

So I was quite surprised to see how the Black Friday craze has spread to France, a country that does not celebrate Thanksgiving. I took this snap in Toulon, a seaside village on south coast of France:

What’s more: they call it “Black Friday!”  (Maybe one day they’ll say “Quarter pounder with cheese” but today it’s still called a Royal Cheese.)