What the heck is Black Friday anyway?
By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @ZaraAlexis
Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving Day in the United States and the unofficial day that marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Like Boxing Day sales, most retailers open early and offer promotional sales on this day.
But how did the name, Black Friday, come about?
Apparently it originated in Philadelphia where it was used to describe:
the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving. – Wikipedia
The origin of the term even goes back to the nineteenth century where it was associated with a financial crisis in 1869 in the U.S.
But then it was later reclaimed as a term that would refer to the merchants’ day to make profits (black ink) and be “in the black.”
Will you be an active shopper today for Black Friday?
If so, what kind of products and deals will you be looking for?
If not, why not?