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I know the reason for the name but why is it we here call it "Black Friday"?

   The majority of us turn the lights on that day so it is not black.  I think we need a new name for the day to reflect the amount of lights and joy we bring to the public.  Open for suggestions from all.

 

         Just a thought,

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I think they call it that as it is dark outside when the "sales" start.

I've fallen for that hype and I'd rather sleep in than to save a few bucks for some Cheap Chinese Crap (C^3 or C cubed or C raised to the third power).

And then there is C quad = Cheap Communist Chinese Crap!

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How about "The day after Thanksgiving"?  B) Just kidding...

 

Jerry

Now that is original!  I vote for this one!   LOL

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I thought it was the day they made enough money to finally be "in the black" for the year.

 

Your right, to a point. But before then.....

 

The day's name originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving.Use of the term started before 1961 and began to see broader use outside Philadelphia around 1975. Later an alternative explanation was made: that "Black Friday" indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit, or "in the black".

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Wasn't it also at one time the point where your income taxes would be paid for the year? Thought I heard that once. I also heard the government now wants to move that point to the day before New Years!-lol

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Your right, to a point. But before then.....

 

The day's name originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving.Use of the term started before 1961 and began to see broader use outside Philadelphia around 1975. Later an alternative explanation was made: that "Black Friday" indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit, or "in the black".

 

 

How come after reading that......I want to go to a place were everybody knows my name......?

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How come after reading that......I want to go to a place were everybody knows my name......?

 

Cheers my Friends, Cheers...

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Black Friday here, will get turned into Christmas lights galore when I turn on the show for the first time! It won't be dark here :)

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I know the reason for the name but why is it we here call it "Black Friday"?

   The majority of us turn the lights on that day so it is not black.  I think we need a new name for the day to reflect the amount of lights and joy we bring to the public.  Open for suggestions from all.

 

         Just a thought,

  How about CLAP Friday?

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Your right, to a point. But before then.....

 

The day's name originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving.Use of the term started before 1961 and began to see broader use outside Philadelphia around 1975. Later an alternative explanation was made: that "Black Friday" indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit, or "in the black".

Yep, and that last line is what has stuck for years now.

 

However, it would appear that retailers are now going to be calling "Thanksgiving" "Black Thursday" as many are now opening earlier and earlier on Thanksgiving Day to make all that money.   

 

Sad state of affairs when our National Holidays are turned into nothing more than greed and monetary gain, instead of allowing folks to be with their families and enjoy a wonderful meal and give Thanks for all they've been given, but instead now have to go to work.

 

Personally I see no need in large retailers to be open on Thanksgiving or any other National Holiday in the US or other countries that celebrate like minded Holidays, but may be on a different day.  But that's just my opinion.

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Personally I see no need in large retailers to be open on Thanksgiving or any other National Holiday in the US or other countries that celebrate like minded Holidays, but may be on a different day.  But that's just my opinion.

 

 

I could not agree more

 

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Yep, and that last line is what has stuck for years now.

 

However, it would appear that retailers are now going to be calling "Thanksgiving" "Black Thursday" as many are now opening earlier and earlier on Thanksgiving Day to make all that money.   

 

Sad state of affairs when our National Holidays are turned into nothing more than greed and monetary gain, instead of allowing folks to be with their families and enjoy a wonderful meal and give Thanks for all they've been given, but instead now have to go to work.

 

Personally I see no need in large retailers to be open on Thanksgiving or any other National Holiday in the US or other countries that celebrate like minded Holidays, but may be on a different day.  But that's just my opinion.

 

+1+1+1 Very well put.

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