The day after Thanksgiving was originally called "Black Friday" because of the massive traffic jams and overcrowded stores that are common on the biggest shopping day of the year.
An alternative theory is that this day was when many merchants went from being 'in the red' (or showing negative profits), to 'in the black' (or showing positive profits).
Retailers favored the very American term "Black Friday" to "Vendredi noir" in their
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The use of "Black Friday" as a descriptor for the day after Thanksgiving has
nothing to do with the selling of slaves, though, and the term didn't originate until
Nov 24, 2015 ... It makes sense that the term “Black Friday” might refer to the single day of the
year when retail companies finally go “into the black” (i.e. make a ...
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origins of the term had to do with making profits (as in "in the black").
Nov 26, 2015 ... But amid all the frenzy of shopping, do you know how Black Friday got its name?
There are a few different origin stories for what is now known ...
Nov 27, 2015 ... Black Friday has little to do with shops making a profit and a lot to do with
disgruntled traffic police. ... But that's not the only theory behind the name. ...
Origin: Black Friday could have come from the traffic jams that clogged ...
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Thanksgiving ... that day as Black Friday had little to do with business success—
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