Traditions that were started by businesses just to make more money

With Black Friday, Christmas and New Years' just around the corner, we started thinking about the origins of our favourite holidays and traditions, and just how many were "real" and how many were started by businesses. The answer? A lot more than you think were started by businesses just to make money!

Find out more about the real origins of some of your favourite holidays, and how many were carefully created marketing ploys just to get more of your hard-earned cash.

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