Why do they call it black friday?

United States
November 25, 2006 4:12pm CST
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@reneous (716)
• United States
26 Nov 06
I'm pretty sure razcal2267 has the correct official answer, but speaking as someone who works retail - I'm going to say it's called Black Friday because it's the most wretched day ever! Instead of spending time with my family during the Holiday season, I had to be at work by 5:45 AM yesterday and didn't leave until 4:00 PM. I had one break to run to the restroom, and that was it. Aren't the holidays grand?...
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
26 Nov 06
This expression isn't used in my country either (atleast not that I'm aware of). The first I had heard of it was when people were posting discussions about shopping on black friday...I'm interested to hear about why it's called this too..
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@Al3xius (1778)
• Romania
26 Nov 06
I didn`t heard about that before i see this discussion . Verry intresting , + rated everyone ! Thanks.
@rracers89 (3247)
• United States
26 Nov 06
They go from in the red money wise to in the black make a profit