The day which has no official recognition but the most celebrated shopping day and the starting of holiday shopping season right after Thanksgiving Day is known as Black Friday.
Almost 60% of the shoppers of the USA eagerly wait for this day to get almost every product heavily discounted by the retailers.
This day is not an official holiday or anything that has to be recognized, but this day has been so much popular that some states and schools have officially declared the day after Thanksgiving as a holiday.
So, the shoppers who are interested in shopping this day that retailer giants offer a massive discount on their all products this day.
Black Friday has become a day of shopping for many people without knowing its actual interest. So, we are here to know our readers all about this day, including its history, and other related which must have to be known about.
What is Black Friday?
Black Friday is an unofficial renowned retailing day after Thanksgiving Day, which has to be celebrated on the fourth Friday after Thursday in November.
It is not an official holiday by the government, but the state of California, including some other states celebrate “The Day After Thanksgiving” as a holiday for their state government employees.
This day is the busiest and most known day of shopping in the United States since 2005. This day is the starting of the Christmas shopping season in the USA.
On this day, retailer shops open early in the morning sometimes at midnight at 4:00 AM or 6:00 AM. Some of the shops don’t just close their shops after Thanksgiving but closes the door for a while, and when the crowd gathers, they open the door.
Products on the retailer shops on this day get high discounts on them even sometimes some products just come for free for a specified period.
People get mad on this day to get discounted products, even serious violence, and crimes also happen on this day, including death and injuries as reported.
History of Black Friday
Origin of the term Black Friday is quite Dramatic as we all notice that the day Black Friday, which is known to us as a shopping day not less than a festival.
The question is, why this day has Black in its name when it’s a day of happiness, but black always symbolizes something not ok or mourn. Why?
That question may arise in your mind, and that’s natural. This day was a tragic day in the history of America, which later turned into a shopping mania.
This term was introduced and linked up with some financial crisis when in 24th of September 1869 the gold market of America crashed and two of the wicked financers of the wall street named Jay Gould and James Fisk tried to manipulate the market and stock gold to sell them later at a high price.
When the authority came to know about this, they released a large supply of gold from the treasury to ruin the wicked plan, and by the day price of gold was fallen eighteen percent as reported and the term introduced.
Then, in 1952, the day after thanksgiving was introduced differently, and in 1961 the retailers of Philadelphia to improve the public relations started to call this day as Big Friday, which was later forgotten by the people giving discounts on some products.
After all this, on November 29, 1975, in Philadelphia, the largest traffic and busiest shopping day was recorded.
And, by the time that is how the story of Black Friday comes to an end and people started to forget about the dark past, and it became the famous retailing day.
How and when it became an actual shopping day?
In the late 19th and start of the 20th century, some of the departmental stores started to sponsor the Thanksgiving Day parades.
By the time, it became a rule that no retailing store will give any advertisement of the Christmas products before the parade, and the last day of thanksgiving will be the starting day of the Christmas shopping season.
Then time after time, the day became so famous that the biggest retailers started to give high discounts on their products on that day, and the day became the prime selling day of the year.
In 2019 this day is going to be held on 29th November.
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