For weeks now, Black Friday offers have been everywhere: on the Internet, on TV and even in the street. This tradition of shops offering big discounts on this day comes from the United States, where it takes place the day after Thanksgiving.
But where does this name come from?
The name was first used in the 1960s and several different origins have been proposed, including:
– Companies decided to call this day “Black Friday” because that was the day they achieved their best sales figures. Debts became profits and so they moved from being in the red to being in the black.
– The name comes from the description of the streets of Philadelphia, which were seen as black as they became crowded with people and cars as people came to shop in the run-up to Christmas.
The Languages Services has organized its own Black Friday to remind students of the opportunities they have to get an official certificate for their language skills:
- All CEU students can register for the ACLES B1, B2 and C1 exams at a discounted price.
- All undergraduates who came to the university from 2016-17 onwards have one free registration available to them for the ACLES B1 exam.
- CEU students interested in undertaking a course to prepare for a B2 or C1 English exam (ACLES or Cambridge) can take advantage of specially discounted prices.
- CEU students can take advantage of discounted prices for preparation courses for the official exams organized by the Instituto Cervantes (DELE and SIELE).
- For the SIELE Global exam, CEU students can pick up a voucher from the Languages Service entitling them to a 10% discount on the registration fee.
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