And the first Black Friday had nothing to do with shopping and everything to do with sheeping.
The Scottish Highlanders were only 128 miles from London on Friday, December 6, 1745, when they decided to turn their army around and head back to their sheep.
It was an ill-fated retreat and their English pursuers caught up with them at Culloden, near Inverness, on April 16, and smote them, a thing they did then and very sore.
These days the only injuries you’ll pick up are sore shins in the shopping rush, although this year it’ll be ‘digital finger’.
Your favourite Travel blogger is always happy to take one for the team so here’s my round-up.
And it’s not just off-the-rail fashion or white goods that are Black Friday regulars… we all love our airline giveaways too.
While also flagging up plenty of other sun spots from which to choose.
Ryanair pride themselves on giving more away more often and are championing ‘Every Friday is Black Friday.’
And our floating hotel firms are all about the sails.
Princess Cruises are offering deals with peak season sailings from €769pp through November 30.
They have 14 UK-based voyages from seven to 14 nights, departing between May and October.
The 3,560 guest Regal Princess will be based in the UK from April to October 30.
Fares start at €769pp for a seven-night cruise during peak season and €1209pp for a 14-night cruise.
Royal Caribbean is combining Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
And they are recommending booking a cruise this weekend and get up to $400 onboard credit and save up to $150 instantly.
Slope off to the mountains, where there’s plenty of social distancing, with Crystal Ski and get €150 off any booking up to April 2022.
All 2020/2021 holidays come with Covid Cover and free amends up to 28 days before departure.
And because Andorra is a favourite of Irish skiers. Depart January 10, stay self-catering in 3* Sant Roma Apartments, Arinsal from €292pps (four people sharing).
While Italy is mine. And why not spend yours in Sainte D’ouix, at the 3* Hotel Martin, half-board, from €544pps.
Offer runs through to Monday. Includes flights from Dublin.
And I’m not stopping there… more Black Friday deals coming up.
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