Black Friday & Cyber Monday

The Friday after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday. It’s the start of the holiday shopping season and is the busiest shopping day of the year. Commonly thought to be so-called because it is the day that retailers go “into the black,” in other words become profitable for the year, this is actually not the origin of the name. Like other “black” days, Black Friday is so-called because it is not a pleasant day. In this case, it is the traffic and crowds that make the day unbearable.

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