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What’s so Special About Black Friday


November 22, 2021 • Admin

What is the most eventful day after Thanksgiving? You’ve got it, Black Friday! Black Friday marks the kick-off of the holiday shopping season. This year Black Friday is on the 26th of November. While you are getting ready to rush into the stores and make your Christmas purchases, did you ever wonder why this day is called Black Friday?

About Black Friday

Black Friday was first recorded in 1966 with advertisements that this day was referred to as Black Friday by the Philadelphia Police Department due to the chaos created by heavy traffic jams and crowds mobbing the downtown department stores. Black Friday was not a word associated with happy times (the word “Black” is indicative of something negative that happened in history). For example, Black Thursday was the day that marked the beginning of the Great Depression where many people lost their livelihoods with the crash of the Stock Market. However, this negative connotation soon changed into something positive. Black Friday is an extremely profitable day in the retail sector and for the economy of the country, thus “Black Friday” nowadays signifies exciting times.

Although chaos goes hand in hand with Black Friday, it is a day to enjoy, get into the spirit of Christmas and spend money. It is a day that kicks off the festive season and a day where you can get just about anything for discounted prices if you are early enough!

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