Today, 29 November 2013, day after “Thanksgiving Day” is known as “Black Friday”.
Black Friday is usually the day after Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Like most practices in the US, the whole world gets to know about it even if it is completely irrelevant to the rest of the world.
Thankfully, the connotation of the word “Black” is not as scary as it sounds.
People differ on how the term “Black Friday” originated but some people say it means the day retailers who have been trading at a loss for a greater part of the year return into the “black” (make profit) due to the heavy amount of shopping that usually takes place on that day.
Some other people say it originates from the amount of black soot that is created by people going out to shop in their millions day after Thanksgiving Day.
Others still associate the term with the Stock Market crash.
Whatever the origin of the term “Black Friday” is, one thing is certain: It is the day after Thanksgiving Day and the day Americans shop the most.
Another remarkable thing about “Black Friday” is that it is the unofficial start of the Christmas season shopping in the biggest economy in the world, hence, the start of the Christmas shopping season for the rest of the world.
So, shall we say: HAPPY BLACK FRIDAY!!!