what the heck does this mean?

what is black friday i keep seeing this every where whatever does it all mean

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  • 1 decade ago
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    On the Friday after thanksgiving A lot of stores have big sales, and sometimes people camp outside the stores so they can get there first. I mean like HUGE sales! But some stores only have it for certain times like 6:00 am to 8:00 am so you have to hurry to get the best sales.

  • W H
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    in very generic terms Black Friday is known as Friday the 13th of any month. This is common terminology for UK

    It also refers to a series of dates upon which financial or weather disasters have happened.

    Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

    Black Friday \Black Friday\ Any Friday on which a public disaster has occurred, as: In England, December 6, 1745, when the news of the landing of the Pretender reached London, or May 11, 1866, when a financial panic commenced. In the United States, September 24, 1869, and September 18, 1873, on which financial panics began.

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  • 1 decade ago

    In the USA it's the day after Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving always falls on the 4th Thursday of the month in November. Unlike Christmas always being the 25th of December no matter the day of the week.

    The term "Black Friday" originated in Philadelphia in reference to the heavy traffic on that day. For many years now, merchants and the media have used it to refer to the beginning of the period in which retailers are "in the black" (turning a profit). "In the red" means "in debt"

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    In Great Britain it refers to a specific date in the 1980's when the stock market fell dramatically and given the current situation with all the stock markets around the world its hardly surprising that you see this phrase all over the place

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  • Lainey
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    1 decade ago

    It is the day after Thanksgiving when hoards of people get up at ungodly hours of the frigid morning to stand in ridiculously long lines to push and shove their way to the last wii in stock as a Christmas gift for their bratty little kids. It's an American tradition.

  • 1 decade ago

    The very popular and crowded shopping day after America's Thanksgiving holiday. It's the day when all merchants are in the "black", or making a profit.

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