History of Black Friday
By Grace Allensworth
On a special Friday every year, people across the nation come out of their homes to shop at local outlets to get the best deals of the year. But what was the origin of this super sale tradition?
First of all, Black Friday got its name because the insane number of shoppers caused traffic accidents and violence. The first record of the term being used was due to a gold market crash in 1869.
It's been the busiest shopping holiday since 2005. Black Friday was coined because most workers would take a sick-day after Thanksgiving, causing a four day weekend. Most wouldn't expect to fight over half-off hand-sanitizer in the mall, but here we are!
This year, Black Friday will be on November 29th. Remember to stay safe while shopping and try not to fight with other shoppers for those deals at Dillard's… no matter how tempting it might be.