People shop during Black Friday at BIEL in Beirut, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Black Friday has arrived in Lebanon.This is the first year that the company is officially offering Black Friday discounts for customers, who began filing into the store early in the evening, as though having waited for the momentous event.Like most marketing trends, the concept of Black Friday originated in the U.S. It began in the 1950s, the Friday after Thanksgiving (the fourth Thursday in November) and has gradually picked up pace since then, eventually becoming the busiest shopping day of the year in the U.S. and now in many countries around the world. Maya Axio, a customer rushing through the store, trying to leave early enough to beat the traffic, said she was satisfied with the information she'd received about Black Friday discounts in Lebanon.
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