January 1st. New Year Sales
Since the main winter holiday in the USA is Christmas, not New Year’s Eve, New Year’s sales are not as big as Christmas ones. Delivery to stores begins on January 2, so there will be no “stuck” parcels due to festive commotions.
February 14th. Saint Valentine’s Day
Or simply Valentine’s Day. On this holiday, it is customary to give each other gifts reminding of love and romance: sweets, jewelry and toys in the shape of a heart, postcards with confessions (including anonymous ones), and, according to statistics, a large number of Americans also propose to their significant others. The holiday is already known in our country, Europe and Asia, but it is still not as popular anywhere else as in the USA .
Before the holiday, American stores often hold sales and promotions for items with love symbols and jewelry. About two weeks before the holiday, you can buy goods “for him and for her”. It can be anything from wedding rings to sneakers. For example, two pairs of sweaters for the price of one.
Third Monday in February. Presidents’ Day
This is a holiday that used to be dedicated to the birthday of George Washington, so it is only celebrated in the USA.
Many stores are organizing short-term sales for this day. First of all, this applies to patriotic stores and goods, as well as country and western goods. It means there is a chance to buy cowboy boots or shirts cheaper than usual.
March 17th. St. Patrick’s Day
This holiday moved to USA from Great Britain and Ireland along with the first settlers, that is, quite a long time ago. Saint Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland.
Many stores hold various promotions and sales in honor of this holiday. There is a great chance to buy something emerald green at a discount since this color is symbolic for St. Patrick’s Day.
Somewhere between March 22nd and April 25th. Catholic Easter
The symbol of Easter in the West is not only a decorated egg, but also a rabbit that brings these eggs.
Basically, the stores sell out religious good during this period. But since Easter has entered the social life long ago, discounts may also be on food (chocolate Easter bunnies) and other goods that have nothing to do with the holiday directly.
Second Sunday in May. Mother’s Day
Unlike March 8th, only mothers and pregnant women are congratulated on this day. This is an extremely family holiday. It is customary for children to give gifts to their mothers.
Before this date, stores hold campaigns and discounts on women’s goods, and not only those that can be given as a gift: it also applies to clothes, underwear, and cosmetics.
Third Sunday in June. Father’s Day
This is also a family holiday when men who have children are congratulated. It has been celebrated in the USA since 1966.
It would be logical to assume that the stores make big discounts and hold various campaigns for men’s goods on this day.
July 4th. Independence Day
The day when the US Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776 is the largest patriotic holiday in the United States.
Many American stores hold campaigns for certain types of goods for this day, or have their entire assortment discounted on July 1st and 2nd.
First Monday in September. Labor Day
This holiday has been celebrated in the United States since 1880. Street processions dedicated to the solidarity of workers are held on this day. It is also the unofficial holiday of the end of summer, and it is customary (if the weather permits) to spend it outdoors, as, in fact, July 4th.
Therefore, for this holiday you can buy all the goods for camping and BBQ at discounts. Plenty of stores are also having huge sales of summer clothes, as if hinting that summer is over.
October 31st. Halloween
All Saints' Eve. The holiday has pagan roots, so it is celebrated very merrily, like other pagan holidays. On this day, children dress up in costumes of evil spirits and go from house to house begging for sweets. Adults go to costume parties.
This holiday is so much fun that it is now popular not only in the USA but even in our country.
Before Halloween, sales are held by youth stores, and you can buy a costume for half the price two weeks before the holiday. As for the rest, almost all stores have sales either for the entire assortment or only for certain products one way or another.
Fourth Friday of November. Black Friday
This is the first Friday after Thanksgiving. On this day, the Christmas sales begin and last until December 25th. Despite the fact that this is not an official holiday or not a holiday at all, many take a day off on this date. Therefore, all stores offer the maximum possible discounts.
Coming immediately after Black Friday. Office workers return to work and start shopping online for Christmas. This day, online stores offer the most incredible discounts of the whole year.
December 25th. Christmas
Since it is customary to give gifts to relatives on Christmas (like we do on New Year’s Eve), Christmas discounts are the greatest and the most generous of the whole year.
But note that you can find a good selection of gifts only at the very beginning of sales; the closer to Christmas, the more difficult it is to find the necessary size or model. Plus, processing slows down at this time and the mail service is overloaded (and this happens not only in the USA, but around the world too), so goods delivery becomes slower during Christmas sales.