The History Of Black Friday

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The first recorded use of the term “Black Friday” was applied not to holiday shopping but to financial crisis: specifically, the crash of the U.S. gold market on September 24, 1869. … The most commonly repeated story behind the post-Thanksgiving shopping-related Black Friday tradition
Jump to History – 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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The history of Black Friday started much earlier than people think. The day after Thanksgiving was the unofficial beginning of the Christmas season since the late 19th century. … The day after Thanksgiving wasn’t called Black Friday then. The name was associated with September 24, 1869.