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  • posted: November 27 @ 2:40pm
Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, which is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season. The term dates back to at least 1966, although its usage was primarily on the East coast. The term has become more common in other parts of the country since 2000. Because Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States, Black Friday occurs between the 23rd and the 29th of November. According to Reuters, in 2007 135 million people participated in the Black Friday shopping rush, more than turned out to vote in the 2008 United States presidential election, which recorded the largest voter turn out in history.

The term "Black Friday" originated in Philadelphia in reference to the heavy traffic on that day (see Origin of the name "Black Friday" below). More recently, merchants and the media have used it instead to refer to the beginning of the period in which retailers go from being in the red (i.e., posting a loss on the books) to being in the black (i.e., turning a profit).

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Comments

jnonfiction says:
But, working it is not that big a deal.
Posted: Nov 27th, 2009 - 2:52pm -
The Soulburglar says:
My mom told me she was getting up at 3 AM this morning...

sigh.
Posted: Nov 27th, 2009 - 3:02pm -
mOtke says:
I had a friend get up at 4:30 this morning, and I said to my wife as she woke up at 7:30, "hey, SoAndSo has been shopping for 3 hours now."

Earlier today, a car drove down the interstate and someone waved and I thought about eating some candy but then didn't.

Happy Friday.
Posted: Nov 27th, 2009 - 3:26pm -
irishsquire says:
so did you buy anything.
Posted: Nov 27th, 2009 - 4:21pm -
michaeljstraub says:
I knew there would at least one Whiskerino bring up Black Friday. That is a great picture
Posted: Nov 27th, 2009 - 5:10pm -
ThatGuy says:
I don't care what they want to call the friday after Thanksgiving. I'm not going shopping in it. Sorry.
Posted: Nov 27th, 2009 - 6:15pm -
bobafred says:
you sure are brave. i can't stand crowds.
Posted: Nov 27th, 2009 - 6:40pm -
mattyc says:
i forgot you had your ears pierced.
Posted: Nov 27th, 2009 - 6:55pm -
mattmarch says:
Nice way to get into the holiday spirit there, showing that red and greenery.
Posted: Nov 27th, 2009 - 9:57pm -
jracecar says:
today, in honor of black friday, i poked around on amazon a little extra and then didn't buy anything.
Posted: Nov 27th, 2009 - 11:26pm -
vegassmoker says:
nice. amazon ftw screw ebay
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 7:54am -
Just Jamey says:
Black Friday sounds like the plague.
Posted: Nov 28th, 2009 - 12:19pm -
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