black friday history
Black Friday is an informal phrase for the Friday After Thanksgiving in the United States. It is usually the start of the Christmas shopping season. Generally, many stores around start to offer promoted sales at discounted prices, they also tend to open earlier than usual. Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving, in 2022, Black Friday will be on November 25th.
The first Black Friday occurred in 1869 after financier Jay Gould and railway businessman James Fisk attempted to corner the gold market, which ultimately resulted in financial panic and the collapse of the market. A little over 60 years later, on October 29, 1929, another stock market crash referred to as Black Tuesday marked the onset of the Great Depression.
The Black Friday which we know of today lies in the sense of “black” meaning “marked by disaster or misfortune.” This term began in the 1950s, when the factory managers first began using the phrase after their workers started to call in sick, ultimately extending the holiday weekend. 10 years later, the phrase was used again by Philadelphia traffic police to describe the day due to their 12-hour shifts. People flooded the city to start their holiday shopping and sometimes this clashed with Army-Navy football games. The term became popular among shoppers and merchants in Philadelphia, eventually, it spread nationwide.
Usually the Black Friday sales start at the same time, online and in stores, shoppers may find many special discounted prices. To attract shoppers, retailers may not even make a profit due to the prices being so low. Numerous major retailers post their Black Friday ads, coupons and offers online prior to giving people time to find out and plan their purchases. Every retailer has their own approach to their Black Friday advertisement and offers to keep the customers checking for announcements.
You may also enjoy Black Friday at Carisma Spa & Wellness with double value gift vouchers/cards. Whether you like it physical or digital, you may create your gift card from the gifts or Black Friday page on our website. With the amount purchased, you may relax in the Spa or have treatments such as massages, hammam treatments, facials, body care and MFU. You may also check our products on home care or choose to have a customised Spa Day & Couple packages.
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