Black Friday (shopping)Black Friday
, the day after Thanksgiving
in the United States
, is historically one of the busiest retail shopping
days of the year. It marks the official beginning to the Christmas
shopping season. The "black" in the name comes from the standard accounting
practice of using red ink to denote negative values (in this case, profits) and black ink to denote positive values. Black Friday is the day when retailers traditionally get back "in the black" after operating "in the red" for the previous months.