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10 Surprising Facts About Black Friday

After Thanksgiving, the next big event that people enjoy is Black Friday. You can call it the Black Friday sale or the Big Day For Shopaholics. You get to see a lot of offers and deals on different products both online and offline.

Here are some strange facts about Black Friday that you may not be aware of:

  1. In the 1800s, the term “Black Friday” was used in reference to the stock market crashes.
  2. The predecessor to Black Friday was the Santa Claus parades.
  3. Black Friday is the busiest day of the year for plumbers.
  4. Holiday shoppers indirectly determined the date for Thanksgiving.
  5. Black Friday was once called “Big Friday.”
  6. Black Friday wasn’t officially claimed to be the busiest shopping day of the year until 2001.
  7. Black Friday has spread to over 15 countries in the world.
  8. In Mexico, it is referred to as “El Buen Fin,” which translates to “the good weekend.”
  9. In 2011, Walmart broke the tradition of Black Friday.
  10. 12% of Black Friday shoppers are drunk.

Also, read 10 Fun Facts About New Years

Harrison Jones
Harrison Jones
Harrison has been a freelance financial reporter for the past 6 years. He knows the major trends in the financial world. Jones’ experience and useful tips help people manage their budgets wisely.


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