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Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, often regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. In recent years, most major retailers have opened extremely early and offered promotional sales to kick off the holiday shopping season, similar to Boxing Day sales in many Commonwealth Nations. Black Friday is not a federal holiday, but California and some other states observe “The Day After Thanksgiving” as a holiday for state government employees, sometimes in lieu of another federal holiday such as Columbus Day.Many non-retail employees and schools have both Thanksgiving and the day after off, followed by a weekend, thereby increasing the number of potential shoppers. It has routinely been the busiest shopping day of the year since 2005, although news reports, which at that time were inaccurate, have described it as the busiest shopping day of the year for a much longer period of time.

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 retailers traditionally operated at a financial loss from January through November, and “Black Friday” indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit, or “in the black”.For large retail chains like Walmart, their net income is positive starting from January 1, and Black Friday can boost their year to date net profit from $14 billion to $19 billion.


It’s the ultimate holiday mashup: Thanksgivukkah-BlackFriday.

During what’s shaping up to be a highly promotional holiday season, many companies are choosing to move their in-storeBlack Friday deals a day earlier to Thanksgiving—a phenomenon many are calling Gray Thursday. That also happens to be the first full day of Hanukkah.

Online deals have begun even earlier, led by discount giant Wal-Mart kicking off its sales in early November. Kmart and Sears will also hold early online deals for certain customers.

Black Friday creep first gained traction in 2010, when Sears opened its doors on Thanksgiving. Since then, the trend has intensified as retailers seek to one-up each other during what Wal-Mart U.S.’s chief merchandising and marketing officer, Duncan Mac Naughton, terms its “Super Bowl.”

Retailers face several challenges this season, including slumping consume confidence, a low employment participation rate and the shortest holiday calendar since 2002, with one less weekend.