A shopper makes the most of Black Friday sales, the day after Thanksgiving when the Christmas shopping season kicks into high gear, in New York City on November 24, 2017. From shopping dominating traditional festivals to festivals dedicated to shopping, it’s a sign of our consumerist times. Photo: AFP

Something is lost when a ‘festival’ becomes just a shopping frenzy

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    A shopper makes the most of Black Friday sales, the day after Thanksgiving when the Christmas shopping season kicks into high gear, in New York City on November 24, 2017. From shopping dominating traditional festivals to festivals dedicated to shopping, it’s a sign of our consumerist times. Photo: AFP
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