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Black Friday (shopping)

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Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States Since 1932, it has been .... During Black Friday sales in 2014, police forces were called to stores across Britain to deal wit...

Why Black Friday Is Called Black Friday - US Economy - About.com

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Feb 16, 2016 ... Black Friday is the name given to the shopping day after Thanksgiving. It was originally called Black Friday because so many people went out ...

Here's why we call it 'Black Friday' - Business Insider

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The History of Black Friday

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Brief history of Black Friday and why it became so popular.

How Did 'Black Friday' Get Its Name? : snopes.com

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If the day is the year's biggest for retailers, why is it called Black Friday? Because it is a day retailers make profits — black ink, said Grace McFeeley of Cherry Hill ...

Why Is It Called "Black Friday"? | Wonderopolis

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Phylissa Wonders, “why do people call it "Black Friday''?” Thanks for ... A similar day in Canada and Great Britain is called "Boxing Day." Black Friday has ...

Why Is Black Friday Called Black Friday? How The Day After ...

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Nov 26, 2015 ... For many Americans, Black Friday means waking up before dawn on the day after Thanksgiving, lining up outside their favorite stores and ...

Black Friday in the United States - Timeanddate.com

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Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days in the USA. There are two popular theories as to why the day after Thanksgiving Day is called Black Friday.

What is Black Friday & When is Black Friday?

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Question - Why it is called Black Friday ? Answer - Closest reason as to why it is know as Black Friday is given in Wikipedia - "Many retailers report some of their ...

Why is it called Black Friday? The history behind the year's biggest ...

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Nov 27, 2015 ... Tomorrow brawling bargain hunters are expected to turn the nation's biggest sales bonanza into a Black and Blue Friday. If last year is anything ...

Answers
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).