|Black Friday may not be an official holiday, but some employers have begun giving employees the day off. If you are one of them, get your shopping lists ready! Most Black Friday deals include deep discounts on electronics and appliances. That's why Black Friday has routinely been the busiest shopping day of the year since 2005.|
Though, the name Black Friday originated long before that, in Philadelphia. It was apparently used as early as 1966 to describe excessive traffic and pedestrian congestion that occurred the day after Thanksgiving. An alternative explanation is that "Black Friday" defines this day as such because retailers are turning a profit, or "in the black." Add to it the fact that most Black Friday deals happen around 4:00 am when it is quite literally black outside.
However the name was started, it's indeed apt. And, it keeps evolving. In 2010, the term Cyber Black Friday was born, referring to the online version of the day. Though there is something undeniably magical about waking up early—or staying up quite late—and getting in line for the store opening, hoping that you'll be one of the lucky ones to grab those coveted Black Friday deals.
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