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Black Friday (shopping)

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Black Friday
Observed by United States
Date Friday after Thanksgiving
2009 date November 27
2010 date November 26
Celebrations Shopping
Related to Thanksgiving and Christmas

Black Friday is a term for the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States, which is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season. The term dates back to at least 1966. Because Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States, Black Friday occurs between the 23rd and the 29th of November.

Black Friday is not an official holiday, but many employees have the day off (with the exceptions of those employed in retailing and banking), which increases the number of potential shoppers. Retailers often decorate for the Christmas and holiday season weeks beforehand. Many retailers open extremely early, with most of the retailers typically opening at 5AM or even earlier. Some of the larger retailers (depending on the location) such as Sears, Best Buy, Macys and Walmart have been reported to open as early as midnight on the start of Black Friday in localized areas and remain open for 24 hours throughout the day until midnight the following Saturday. Upon opening, retailers offer doorbuster deals and loss leaders to draw people to their stores. Although Black Friday, as the first shopping day after Thanksgiving, has served as the unofficial beginning of the Christmas season at least since the start of the modern Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the term "Black Friday" has been traced back only to the 1960s.

The term "Black Friday" originated in Philadelphia in reference to the heavy traffic on that day (see Origin of the name "Black Friday" below). More recently, merchants and the media have used it instead to refer to the beginning of the period in which retailers go from being in the red (i.e., posting a loss on the books) to being in the black (i.e., turning a profit).

 

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We are the official site for all of the 2009 Black Friday ads as they are reported to us during this holiday shopping season. As we get closer to Black Friday 2009, we will be posting sale information along with Black Friday ad scans.

 

 
STORE NEWS DATE
Kohls Black Friday Kohl's "Everything On Sale" Pre-Black Friday Sale Going On Now.
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11/20/09
BestBuy Black Friday Best Buy HDTV Black Friday Sale Going On Now.
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11/20/09
Academy Sports + Outdoors Black Friday Academy Sports + Outdoors Black Friday Ad Posted.
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11/20/09
GameStop Black Friday GameStop Black Friday Ad Posted.
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11/20/09
BlackFriday.info Black Friday November 19th Black Friday Contest.
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11/19/09
Walmart Black Friday Walmart Black Friday Ad Posted.
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11/18/09
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