When did Black Friday start in the US?

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The day after Thanksgiving has always been the traditional start to holiday shopping. Over the years retailers have offered discounts on that day to lure shoppers into their stores.

The Black Friday as we know it today (long lines of people outside stores at 5am or even midnight) didn't gain popularity until the end of the 20th Century.

It had been a long standing tradition to have big sales starting the day after Christmas. It was during the Carter years that retailers tried jump starting the holiday shopping season with super sales on the day after Thanksgiving due to a predicted slump in Christmas gift sales. The previous year the "Day After Christmas" sale had pulled many retailers out of red ink as cash strapped shoppers took in the bargains after a disappointing Christmas season.

Double digit inflation and high unemployment after the Nixon/Ford years had put the nix on spending for luxury items like expensive gifts.

These sales were intended to get would be shoppers motivated and into the stores and re-igniting the "Christmas gift giving spirit"

The plan worked and became an American tradition known as Black Friday as shoppers lined up outside in the predawn darkness all across the country.

The term "Black Friday" was coined in the 1960s to mark the kickoff to the Christmas shopping season. "Black" refers to stores moving from the "red" to the "black," back when accounting records were kept by hand, and red ink indicated a loss, and black a profit. Ever since the start of the modern Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the Friday after Thanksgiving has been known as the unofficial start to a bustling holiday shopping season.
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What is Black Friday?

Black Friday (happens in America) is when everything goes on sale or in other words clearance which makes people wake op early to buy things on clearance. It's about stores claiming to have really good sales. However, it is criticized for not having large quantities of the sale items. This event (MORE)

When did black Friday start?

Traditionally, Black Friday will always happen the day after Thanksgiving. This day is on a Friday. That's why it has the name of Black Friday.

How did Black Friday start?

Black Friday, the first shopping day after Thanksgiving, has servedas the unofficial beginning of the Christmas season at least sincethe start of the modern Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924. The term "Black Friday" has been traced back only to the 1970s."Black Friday" was originally so named b (MORE)

Who started the Black Friday in the us?

No official start, but it has been around for nearly 100 years as retailers deem the day after Turkey day Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year. It became the thing to do after the Macy's Thanksgiving parade.

What started Black Friday?

Black Friday is the first Friday following Thanksgiving which (as you may know) is the biggest shopping day of the year. However, you might actually be thinking of Good Friday (since you posted in holidays/traditions and the occult) which was the day on which Christ was supposedly crucified.

When is Black Friday?

There's not a certain date for Black Friday, but Black Friday isalways the morning after Thanksgiving. 2014 date: November 28 2015 date: November 27 2016 date: November 25

What is Black Friday in the US?

There is more than one kind of Black Friday. In the US it usually means the Friday directly following Thanksgiving (4th Thursday in November) when many, many retailers offer insane deals and their likewise insane customers descend on the stores in the wee hours of the morning to get said deals. Mos (MORE)

Why is the Friday after Thanksgiving called 'Black Friday'?

In bookkeeping, red ink means the company owes more money than theyhave made. When you have made more money then you owe, the recordsare in black ink. Many businesses don't go from using red ink tousing black ink during the year until the day after Thanksgiving.That is why it is called Black Friday. (MORE)

Why do you have black Fridays?

We have "black Friday" so stores can sell more products and people can buy the products they need for less. It also allows people to buy Christmas products early to start off the holiday season ready and preparred.

Where did black Fridays start?

Black Friday is the day after the American Thanksgiving, it is the beginning of the Christmas shopping frenzy and is believed to be the busiest day of retail sales of the year. There is nothing supernatural about the day, it is simply a day given up to rampant consumerism and the perpetuation of g (MORE)

How did Friday the 13th become Black Friday?

Black Friday has several meanings 1) the Friday after the American Thanksgiving, which is one of the busiest shopping days in the retail calendar. 2) the last Friday before Christmas 3) Friday 13th For more information on the Friday the 13th superstition please see the related Question l (MORE)

Why did Black Friday start in the 1800s?

It didn't. The Black Friday of the 1800s was unrelated to the famous post-Thanksgiving shopping day. In 1869, The term Black Friday referred to the Wall Street collapse caused by two wealthy industrialists, Jim Fiske and Jay Gould, who attempted to corner the market on gold and ended up destroyin (MORE)

Why do you have black Friday?

Well, it benefits both parties. The store needs to get rid of a lot of items. Also, the consumer doesn't mind getting things that are pretty cheap!

What year did Black Friday start?

Originally, the name Black Friday from the U.S. city of Philadelphia around 1965 and was first used to refer to the huge traffic in and around that city the day after Thanksgiving.

Why is black Friday referred to as black Friday?

Black Friday marks the official start to the holiday shopping season. I believe the phrase refers to the hope that a profitable Thanksgiving weekend will put them 'in the black' (make them profitable) for the year. It means Black, referring to the accounting phrase "in the black," as in the color (MORE)

What time does black Friday start?

Black Friday shopping begins in the wee hours of the Friday morning following Thanksgiving day. For example, this year Macy's and Target are both opening at 4 AM.

Why was Grant involved in Black Friday?

I know Jay Gould and James Fisk, to corner the gold market on theNew York Gold Exchange. It was one of several scandals that rockedthe presidency of Ulysses S. Grant.

Who was President on the first Black Friday?

Ulysses S. Grant was President when the nation experienced it's first "Black Friday" Wall Street crisis on September 24, 1869. The crash was caused by two industrialists, Fiske and Gould, who conspired to corner the market on gold.

When did slavery start in US when did slavery of the black start in the US?

Slavery started when Christopher Columbus first came to the Americas. He claimed the land his and enslaved all Native Americans. When Native Americans started to die from the small pox disease, because Christoper Columbus and his crew, they decided to enslaved African Americans and, brought them to (MORE)

Explain why Black Friday - Friday 13th?

Strange how Friday's seem to get extra attention. Black Friday refers to the shopping holiday, thanks in part to retailers, going "black" in accounting terms (meaning they now make profit for the holiday season on the much celebrated shopping day). Friday the 13th was made popular by the horror m (MORE)

Why do you hate Black Friday?

Crowds, traffic jams, parking, Christmas music on every station, the really good stuff sells out early, check-out lines take forever.

When is black Friday for this year 2010?

Black Friday is the name to the Friday following Thanksgiving Day. In 2010, Black Friday falls on November 26, however, Black Friday sales start as early as October and continue through the end of November, but the majority of Black Friday shopping activity is on Nov 26th & 27th.

Can you get seriously hurt on Black Friday?

YES! You can seriously get hurt on black Friday because of the crowds of people waiting to get what they want at stores! On TV every year you hear about somebody getting trampled, seriously injured, or even possibly killed from, people rushing and running for clothes, jewelry, etc.

Is Black Friday shopping worth it?

Black Friday shopping is totally worth it. It should practically be a national holiday! There are so many great sales getting ready for Christmas that i get all my Christmas shopping done!

Does Black Friday have a religious meaning?

Yes, although Black Friday can refer to one of three things: 1) Theday after Thanksgiving when stores have sales, huge crowds, andbegin operating "in the black" or making a profit; 2) Any ofseveral Wall Street financial disasters; 3) The Friday beforeEaster, also known as Good Friday.

How much is everything on Black Friday?

The cost of things on Black Friday vary, depending on where you want to shop at or what you want to buy. Most of the time many stores offer about 50 - 80 % off of regularly priced items. Hope this Helps!

Is Subway open on Black Friday?

It depends on where you live. My guess would be yes, there's no reason for it to be closed since black Friday isn't really considered a national holiday.

What is or was Black Friday supposed to mean?

Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Especially popular in the United States and Canada, the event is spreading to other nations such as Australia and the United Kingdom. On this day, many retailers ope (MORE)

How much do you get off on Black Friday?

The answer varies from retailer to retailer and year to year. The discounts and loss-leaders are pretty generous, though. It's not unusual to see items on sale for 40% off or more.

How did the Friday after Thanksgiving become Black Friday?

The start of the Christmas season moves earlier and earlier eachyear, and it eventually was "begun" by retailers on the Fridayafter Thanksgiving. In order to get people to shop on that day,stores began to offer significant deals and sales on that Friday.The craziness that shopping on that day has be (MORE)

Is Black Friday a holiday?

No, although many people have the day off from work, due to the long Thanksgiving weekend. Black Friday is just a blow-out shopping day.

What time does Black Friday end and start?

Start: 4am End:It's all day Technically Black Friday Sales start as early as Monday, November 19, 2012. However, actually Black Friday (November 23rd this year) starts at 12:00 AM at select retailers in-stores and online. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To add: Here in MN W (MORE)

When do Black Friday sales start?

Black Friday sales usually begin the Friday after Thanksgiving at 12 A.M. The times of Black Friday sales may vary from store to store.

Why is black Friday after Thanksgiving called black Friday?

Stores are considered in the Black when they have a profit. In the red if not. So black Friday means lots of stores making money, and hopefully, lots of people also getting good deals. It is said to set the tone for how well stores will do during Christmas shopping. black friday is when stores usual (MORE)

How did the black Friday financial scare affect us today?

it was caused by the efforts of two speculators, Jay Gould and James Fisk, to corner the gold market on the New York Gold Exchange.It was one of several scandals that rocked the presidency of Ulysses S. Gran which caused the great depression.

What time do deals start on black Friday?

You need to check with each store to find out when they open. Somewill open in the evening on Thansgiving and will stay open untillate Friday night. Others open at 5am or 6am on Friday morning.WGNtv and TheBlackFriday websites have good listings of the majorstores and their hours for Black Friday.