Black Friday: Do You Know the History of This Shopping Season?

Black Friday: Do You Know the History of This Shopping Season?

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/ Dive into the history of Black Friday, the global shopping phenomenon. Explore its origins and cultural impact.

Author: Nilesh Badwar.

Date: 24 Nov 2023, 15:27 PM IST

Black Friday is a special shopping day, celebrated a lot in the USA, and this year it’s on November 24th. It’s like a huge sale before Christmas with lots of great deals in stores and online. Let’s explore its history!

What is Black Friday?

Black Friday is a big shopping day that happens every year in the United States after Thanksgiving. It’s famous for amazing discounts on things like electronics and clothes. People get really excited and wait in lines for stores to open or look online for awesome deals. Black Friday isn’t just about getting good prices; it’s a fun day for shoppers!

What is the History of Black Friday?

A long time ago in Philadelphia, the police called the day after Thanksgiving “Black Friday” because of all the crazy crowds. It caused traffic jams! Later, stores started using the name in a positive way, saying it’s the day they start making profits, or going “into the black.” In the ’80s and ’90s, it became a big shopping day with super discounts. Now, it’s not just in the USA; people all over the world love the great deals on Black Friday.

Interesting Facts about Black Friday:

Black Friday got its name because it turned businesses from being in debt (in the red) to making profits (in the black). Walmart changed things in 2011 by opening on Thanksgiving night, making Black Friday start even earlier. It’s not only in the US; in Mexico, it’s called ‘El Buen Fin.‘ Also, there’s Buy Nothing Day on the same day, encouraging people to be mindful and not shop too much.

Black Friday is a cool day for deals and shopping fun!

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