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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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    • Essentials 

    • Origin of the term ''Black Friday'' 

    • History 

    • "Black Thursday" 

    • United States 

    • Canada 

    • United Kingdom 

    • Mexico 

    • Romania 

    • India 

    • France 

    • Germany 

    • Switzerland 

    • Australia 

    • Other countries 

    • Instances of violence and chaos on Black Friday 

    • Advertising tip sites 

    • Cyber Monday 

    • Cyber Week 

    • Retail sales impact