What is Black Friday?
Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, known for its massive shopping sales and deals. The name originated from the high volume of shoppers that caused traffic accidents and even violence, leading police to describe the chaos as “Black Friday.”
Black Friday is no longer a one-day event
In recent years, Black Friday sales have started earlier and earlier, with some stores beginning their sales on Thanksgiving Day or even earlier in the week. As a result, revenue-wise, Black Friday is no longer the biggest day for stores, with Thanksgiving Day, Green Monday, and Cyber Monday also contributing to high sales.
Why is it called Black Friday?
The term “Black Friday” originated from businesses recording their losses in red ink and gains in black. Many retailers report some of their highest profits on this day. The term gained popularity on the internet, with deals websites like Online Pharmacy highlighting “Black Friday sales” from 2003. Prior to this, people referred to the sales as “Day after Thanksgiving Sale” or a similar variation.
When is Black Friday?
This year, Black Friday falls on November 29th, 2019. Get ready for the early bird specials and doorbuster sales as stores compete for your attention and business.