What is Black Friday all about?
Black Friday is all about amazing specials and sales on every product you can imagine. It’s the day after Thanksgiving in America and it officially marks the start of the Christmas shopping season.
Why “Black” Friday?
Nowadays the most commonly accepted explanation is that the “black” part of the name is because, during the year, shops work at a loss and are “in the red” but on Black Friday they make enough money to end up “in the black.”
When did Black Friday Start?
The name Black Friday goes back as far as 1869 and had nothing to do with shopping. It was used to describe a terrible stock market crash that left thousands of people bankrupt. After that, it got used in the 1950s by police to refer to the Friday before the big football game between the US Navy and the US Army. The first time that it was used to refer to the shopping on the Friday after Thanksgiving, was in the 1960s. It was only in the 1980s that Black Friday became what it is today.
When is Black Friday?
Black Friday falls on the last Friday in November. Black Friday 2018 was on 23 November.
The date of the last Friday of November changes each year, of course. For the next ten years it will be on the following dates:
- Black Friday 2018 – 23 November
- Black Friday 2019 – 29 November
- Black Friday 2020 – 27 November
- Black Friday 2021 – 26 November
- Black Friday 2022 – 25 November
- Black Friday 2023 – 24 November
- Black Friday 2024 – 29 November
- Black Friday 2025 – 28 November
- Black Friday 2026 – 27 November
- Black Friday 2027 – 26 November
- Black Friday 2028 – 24 November
Black Friday generally falls between the 23rd of November until the 30th of November.
Read more about Black Friday on the following pages:
- Black Friday: Everything you’ve ever wondered about.
- The Full Story Behind Black Friday
- When is Black Friday?
- All the Best Black Friday Sales 2018
- How to Avoid Getting Scammed on Black Friday 2018
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Last Updated: December 5, 2018