Does Panama Have Black Friday Fever?

Black Friday, which is considered to be the start of the holiday shopping season, is tomorrow (Friday Nov. 27). However, some commercial centers have started the festivities a day early, calling today “Grey Thursday.”

While we are unsure if Grey Thursday will catch on, it is clear that Black Friday has. Tomorrow shopping centers across the country are expected to be flooded with people, many hoping to get deals on gifts for the holiday season. Albrook Mall officials estimate 240,000 people will arrive tomorrow to shop.

In a non-scientific survey conducted by La Prensa about 34 percent of the 392 people responding said that they purchase gifts more than a month before Christmas. These early buyers will have lots of time tomorrow as many malls will open their doors as early as 6:00 a.m.