The day after Thanksgiving when the holidy/christmas shopping season starts. It is called Black Friday because it is on Friday and traditionally the day that retailers finances go in the black, i.e., become profitable. In the red, on other other hand, implies that a company is operating at a loss, i.e. unprofitable.
A sharp rise in profits from holiday sales pushed the firm in the black which is typically referred to as Black Friday in the retailing world.
The name for the day after Thanksgiving. It is named this way because it is supposed to be the day where companies move from deficits to profits for the year, i.e. in a checkbook, going from the red to the black.
Store Executive: We'll have a ton of Black Friday sales to help our company make up for lackluster sales these past 11 months.
should be renamed "black eye friday" due to the fact that thousands of americans forget the spirit of the holiday season by trampling ppl and giving black eyes while buyin stupid gifts that you didnt even mean to buy from stores who purposely hold sales the same day as everybody else.
yet another example of how greedy americans are.
a word of advice: there is this wonderous object called a "computer" and an even more wonderful thing called "the internet". you can do all of your holiday shopping online and the best thing is is that if you order over 100$, shippings free! follow these tips and you will save yourself a pint of blood on each black friday.