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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Friday_(shopping)

Black Friday is an informal name for the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, the fourth Thursday of November, which has been regarded as the beginning of the country's Christmas shopping season since 1952. Most major retailers open very early, as early as overnight hours, and offer promotional sales .

www.thebalance.com/why-is-it-called-black-friday-3305712

Oct 31, 2017 ... Why is Black Friday called Black Friday? What began as a negative was later turned into a positive. But shopping violence gives the day a black eye.

www.thebalance.com/what-is-the-history-of-black-friday-3305711

Nov 24, 2017 ... The history of Black Friday started much earlier than people think. The day after Thanksgiving was the unofficial beginning of the Christmas season since the late 19th century. President Lincoln designated the Thanksgiving holiday as the last Thursday in November. The day after Thanksgiving wasn't called ...

www.history.com/news/whats-the-real-history-of-black-friday

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 profit). The day after Thanksgiving is, of course, when crowds of turkey-stuffed shoppers descend on stores all over the country to take advantage of the season's ...

blackfriday.com/pages/black-friday-history

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

www.businessinsider.com/why-is-it-called-black-friday-2017-11

Nov 3, 2017 ... Many people believe we call the day after Thanksgiving "Black Friday" because many stores become profitable on the huge shopping day and go "into the black." The true origins of the term are a bit darker. Following is a transcript of the video. Why is it called "Black Friday"? Most people know Black Friday ...

www.nytimes.com/2017/11/23/business/black-friday-meaning-definition.html

Nov 23, 2017 ... The term has come to denote joyous commercial excess, stupendous deals and big profits. But it wasn't always this way.

www.investopedia.com/terms/b/blackfriday.asp

What is 'Black Friday'. Black Friday has two meanings. The more contemporary one refers to the day after the U.S. Thanksgiving, which has also traditionally been a holiday itself for many employees; a day full of special deals and heavy discounts, it's considered the kickoff of the holiday shopping season. In history, Black ...

wonderopolis.org/wonder/why-is-it-called-black-friday

Black Friday has become a marketing sensation in recent years. Since 2005, it has been the busiest shopping day of the year. To lure shoppers, retailers routinely open their doors very early in the morning (and in some cases, Thanksgiving evening!) and offer special sales and promotions to the shoppers that arrive early.