The Origins of Black Friday, A Shopping Day Full of Dark Stories

The Origins of Black Friday, A Shopping Day Full of Dark Stories

Jakarta, CNNIndonesia

Same as today Friday (25/11) on friday go back to talking. Almost every year, the word Black Friday appears, exactly in the last week of November.

You may wonder, what and how the origin of black Friday often becomes a discussion?

Although the name may sound a bit scary, Black Friday has nothing to do with mysticism. Black Friday is associated with shopping days with huge discounts.

Concentrate Balance, Black Friday is part of the holiday shopping season. Discounts are offered not only by supermarkets, but also by retailers.

The origins of Black Friday

Black Friday is actually an obscure name used to describe the day after Thanksgiving. By the way, Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year.

But, if you trace the history of its origin, there is a dark story behind black Friday.

Copy the page HistoryIt is said that in the 1800s, plantation owners could buy slave labor at a discount on Thanksgiving or what is now called Black Friday.

The true history of Black Friday is not as bright as the discounts offered by retailers. In fact, it has been reported that in the 1950s, police in the city of Philadelphia used the term to describe the riots that occurred on Thanksgiving Day.

At that time, groups of businessmen and tourists from the suburbs were pouring into the city. They came before the Army-Navy football game that was held there every year.

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Example. There is a dark story behind the origin of Black Friday. (markusspiske/Pixabay)

Therefore, the police could not take time. They also have to work longer hours to handle more crowds and traffic.

Shoplifters also take advantage of the commotion in stores and make purchases. Of course, this makes it more difficult for the security forces.

Then in 1961, the word ‘Black Friday’ became popular in Philadelphia, and merchants tried to change it to ‘Big Friday’ to get rid of the negative connotation. But, the attempt was not successful.

Efforts to improve it succeeded in the late 1980s. Retailers have found ways to make Black Friday something to think about. The story of blacks in Philadelphia is largely forgotten.

This is a little story about the origin of black friday.


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