The holidays come but once a year, but for many people they begin shopping for them the day after Thanksgiving, when stores large and small offer discounts to help shoppers get a head start on their gifts. So in honor of all things “Sale, sale, sale!” we take a look at some of the surprising facts surrounding the granddaddy of all shopping days, one that has become a holiday of its own: Black Friday.
#1. “Black Friday” used to refer to stock market crashes in the 1800’s
It is now known as the biggest shopping day in the US, the term “Black Friday” originally referred to very different events. ”Black” for centuries has been used for various calamities.