Black Friday refers to the day following Thanksgiving which has evolved into the biggest shopping day in the US. Americans, having been together with family for a full day and having the day off, flood the stores
en masse presumably to get a leg up on their Christmas
shopping - and to get a break from all of that "family time". It is
called black because it is the first day of the year that many
retailers will show a profit; they are out of the "red"
and into the "black".
Black Friday Deaths
This year's Black Friday showed a three percent increase in retail sales and a death toll of three.
Man Dies After Wal-Mart Stampede
Throng Of Unruly Black Friday Bargain-Hunters
Knock Down Door, Killing Man - A worker died after being trampled by
a throng of unruly shoppers when a suburban Wal-Mart opened for the
holiday sales rush Friday, authorities said. Source:
Macy's 2008 Thanksgiving Day Parade
Miley Cyrus sings - or lipsyncs a song aboard a float.
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