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28/11/1952 The first Black Friday

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WHERE DID BLACK FRIDAY COME FROM?

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The History of Black Friday

The earliest evidence of the phrase Black Friday applied to the day after Thanksgiving in a shopping context suggests that the term originated in Philadelphia, where it was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic that would occur on the day after Thanksgiving.
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