Who invented the term "Black Friday"? And, is it just me or does the holiday season in the stores come earlier and earlier?
Black Friday was first used to mark the gold market crash on September 24, 1869 and later in 1978 there was a massacre of protesters by the Iranian government that would be remembered as Black Friday.
I do not know who invented it but whenever I hear 'Black Friday' I think of Halloween not - Thansgiving or sales.
When I hear the term "Black Friday" I think of the Megadeth song, "Good Mourning/Black Friday."
...but that's probably just me.
The term originates in Philadelphia I believe, and referred to the traffic congestion caused by people returning to work after the thanksgiving holiday. It was later changed to refer to the day of the year that shops start making a profit- and became associate with aggressive marketing campaigns.
I'm not from the US so I may have missed something important, but I hope this helps.
I've always wondered about why it was called that. It seems like it can be a pretty dangerous time when people have waited all night for it. There is even a Black Friday on the Internet. That does seem like a safe alternative, do you think?
Close, except that it is not the day profits begin. That part was a little story designed to promote people into freeing up their wallets.
I researched all this last year and wrote it up as a hub. Rather interesting.
I think it is not only safer but you are more likely to get what you want- no risking things being gone from the shelves you can just order them straight from the warehouse.
As many have pointed out, Black Friday was termed as such by the Philadelphia Police. It has negative connotation for the police because it brings traffic jams as it marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.
I share my experience about getting a bargain at Black Friday sales: How to get best deals at Black Friday
by hublim8 years ago
Enjoy the shopping madness if you can, try not to panic when confronted by a wild pack of shoppers heading towards you in search of a bargain.
by David 4706 years ago
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by Betty Reid6 years ago
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by Novel Treasure5 years ago
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by Stacie L7 years ago
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by Sherri7 years ago
I tossed around the idea of putting this thread in religion and beliefs, or politics and social issues, but I couldn't justify it...the fact that November has become the month of Black Fridays, courtesy of American...
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