What Is The Name of The Day After Thanksgiving?
Black Friday is the name of the day after Thanksgiving. The day is considered the beginning of the unofficial shopping season for Christmas, which continues for almost a week.
Black Friday was started in the United States of America and now has become a global idea for the shopping season before Christmas.
In 1961, the police of Philadelphia and Rochester used the term “Black Friday” to describe the massive crowd gatherings after the day of Thanksgiving. Eventually, it started getting popularity among Americans.
At that time, it was a headache for the police administration of Philadelphia to control the massive crowd and traffic jams, that happened because of shopping. They used the word “Black” in a negative sense.
But preset-day, in the economic sense, the term consists of a lot of sales or huge profit.
Since 1961, it has become a permanent term to describe the day.
Although, at different times, people tried to rebrand it to “Big Friday” instead of “Black Friday”, but all their attempts failed.
3 Amazing Facts That You May Not Know About Black Friday
1. Do you know? In 2015, Amazon.com, the world’s largest online store offered Black Friday sales in July.
Even, they provided far better deals on that day than they did the previous year’s Black Friday sales in November.
They named it “Amazon Prime Day”. They also repeated it in the years 2016 and 2017.
2. The name Black Friday originated during the Panic of 1869.
Back then, two guys named Jay Gould and James Fisk tried to manipulate the US Gold market by cornering it.
Their attempt led to a huge market crash, almost 18 percent. The crash happened on Friday.
To describe the bad happening day, people used the term “Black Friday”.
3. Do you know? In 2008, during the Black Friday sale, people were so excited and stampede that even they trampled and killed a Walmart employee named Jdimytai Damour.
The bad event occurred in Valley Stream, New York where almost 2000 crazy shoppers broke the doors, entered the Walmart store, and trampled the employee.
We see similar incidents also occur every year during the Black Friday sale. This is ironic and uncivilized.