Black Friday 2019

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Black Friday itself might be done and dusted but the best deals for 2019 will continue all weekend, plus Cyber Monday deals are just around the corner. That’s good news for anyone late to the sales party as that means there’s still a significant amount of savings to be had.

You’ll find those savings everywhere and anywhere, both at big box retailers like Best Buy, Walmart and Target as well as online at Amazon, NewEgg and B&H Photo. There’s also a number of smaller stores like Kohl’s getting in on the sales and that’s only good news for consumers.

So when does Black Friday well and truly end? Admittedly, some deals were for Black Friday only and sold out within minutes or hours, but many deals started a few days before Black Friday and will continue through to Cyber Monday after Thanksgiving.

Best selling.

Hulu is one of our favorite streaming services — it’s a great way to stay up to date on your favorite cable TV shows sans cable. A basic Hulu subscription usually goes for $7.99 a month, but last year, Black Friday shoppers could get it a year of Hulu for just $0.99 a month. It’s no wonder that this was one of the most popular deals.

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V for Vendetta

Se describe como una representación estilizada de un rostro con una sonrisa sobredimensionada, mejillas rojas, y un amplio bigote con las puntas hacia arriba en ambos extremos, una barba vertical puntiaguda y delgada.

La máscara de Guy Fawkes es la representación de un conspirador inglés, miembro de la conspiración de la pólvora, un intento de volar la Cámara de los Lores en Londres en 1605, conocido como Guy Fawkes. El uso de la máscara como efigie tiene largas raíces como parte de las celebraciones de la Noche de Guy Fawkes.

La máscara, diseñada por el ilustrador David LLoyd, llegó a representar un amplio grupo de protestas a raíz de que se usara en la película V for Vendetta.

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5th November Gunpowder Plot

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The Origin of Halloween

Origins

Way before the Church arrived in Ireland and the United Kingdom, the Celts were the ones living there, 2,000 years ago. Their new year was on November 1, and they celebrated Samhain (“summer’s end”) the night before, on October 31. Samhain was a pagan festival, people danced around bonfires and wore costumes, crops were burned and animals sacrificed. Celtic people believed that on that night the dead were closer than ever to the world of the living, and ghosts, both evil and good, would join them for one night. 

Costumes and Trick-or-Treat

Costumes were worn to avoid the bad spirits. If the ghosts mistook a person for one of their own, they would leave them alone. Another way to appease the dead was offering them some sweets.

Later influences

Roman festivals commemorating the passing of the dead and, later on, Christian influences, changed the festival of Samhain. The All Saints’ Day celebration had similar traditions and was held on November 1. Samhain and “All-hallows-eve» (can you already see the origin of the word Halloween?), an old name for All Saints’ Eve, gradually became the same thing.

Jack-o’-Lantern

According to Halloween – From Pagan Ritual to Party Night, on the night of October 31 “supplicants moved from door to door asking for food in return for a prayer for the dead” with “hollowed-out turnip lanterns, whose candle connoted a soul trapped in purgatory”. Pumpkins replaced turnips in the United States when the tradition reached the country.

Halloween as we know it today

Halloween arrived in North America and it changed a bit more there. Americans revived the old “trick-or-treat” tradition and started celebrating parties, telling ghost stories and mischief making, combining American costumes with the European ones. At the beginning it was a secular festival, but it slowly became a more community-centered holiday. But it wasn’t until the nineteenth century, thanks to the massive Irish immigration due to the Irish Potato Famine, when Halloween really started to be celebrated by everyone. The festival started to be aimed at the young to reduce vandalism in the 50’s and it led to what Halloween is today: a neighborhood holiday of kids in costumes asking for candy!

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