Here's why we call it 'Black Friday'
Many people believe we call the day after Thanksgiving "Black Friday" because many stores become profitable on the huge shopping day and go "into the black." The true origins of the term are a bit darker. Following is a transcript of the video.Why is it called "Black Friday"? Most people know Black Friday as the day after Thanksgiving, when stores open early and offer various sales. These stores are often "in the black" (profitable) that day.
Merchants in the area tried to change the name to "Big Friday," but the alternative name never caught on.By the late 1980s, "Black Friday" had spread nationally with the more positive "red to black" backstory.
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