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Black Friday

Where did the term "Black Friday" originate and what does it mean?  I've never heard the term until recently.

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155701 tn?1230047101
It refers to the day after Thanksgiving (Friday) and it's called "Black" because hopefully all the sales going on will put the retailers "In the Black" financially, so to speak.
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The term "Black Friday" originated in Philadelphia in the mid 1960's. (by some woman)

It refers to the Friday after Thanksgiving as be the busiest (Christmas) shopping day of the year in the U.S., therefore giving retailers a profit and putting them in the "black".
460185 tn?1326077772
Thank you for that information.  I've never heard it before.

168348 tn?1379357075
The retailers are in the "black" (making profit) vs. the "red" (losing money) I think.

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