The Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. is often referred to as Black Friday. It marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season and many retailers offer promotional sales on this day. Black Friday used to be a typically American phenomenon, but lately it has been promoted by retailers in many countries.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is one of the UN international observances. This day is annually observed on November 25, the UN calls on all member countries to organize appropriate events and activities.