Black Friday 2021: What’s open, what’s closed on Friday? Banks, UPS, mail delivery, stock markets, malls, sto
Black Friday 2021 is Friday, Nov. 26.
It is an annual shopping event that takes place the day after Thanksgiving. The first recorded use of the term “Black Friday” was in 1869 when the U.S. gold market crashed.
According to History.com, Philadelphia police used the term in the 1950s to describe how chaotic the day after Thanksgiving would become due to crowds piling in for football games on Saturday. Shoplifters took advantage of the chaos, and police were forced to work extra shifts.
Black Friday was not viewed in a positive light until the late 1980s when retailers found a way to reinvent the term, which led to a day of dedicated, albeit chaotic, shopping.
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