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I don’t really know why they call the Friday after Thanksgiving Black Friday — hold on a sec while I Google it …
The term “Black Friday” originated in Philadelphia in reference to the heavy traffic on that day. More recently, merchants and the media have used it instead to refer to the beginning of the period in which retailers are in the black (i.e., turning a profit).”
I usually go shopping on Black Friday. Not for the deals, just for the socialization aspect of it. I’ve had to work on the Friday after Thanksgiving some years, which puts a major crimp in getting into the spirit of the season, but am lucky to have the day off this year. I know some of you are die hards on this day, waking up before the sun to get to the stores for the special deals. This year there are surely deals to be had. Take a peak at some of the Black Friday Web sites to get a sneak peak of the sales: