Why Black Friday is Called Black? History & Reality

Every December we talk about Black Friday. Why the last Friday in December is called Black Friday why not White Friday or Big Friday or Blessed Friday?

This question mostly arises in Muslims as Friday is considered a blessed day in Islam and calling it Black sounds controversial.

To understand why, we need to know that Black Friday is an informal name for the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, the fourth Thursday of November, which has been regarded as the beginning of the country’s Christmas shopping season.

This day shopkeepers balance sheets turned black (positive) from red (loss) this is one of the reasons they call it Black Friday and there is another reason that from Thursday to Sunday country observers 4 Days holidays and during this time there were shortage of food, streets and shops were crowed, and days were big & busiest which made things difficult and people started calling these as black days mainly Friday as that was the main day. Later some efforts were made to change the name to Big Friday but soon this was forgotten.

Next time please don’t let anyone sell negative news. This apparently has nothing to do with conspiracy so please keep your beliefs strong and let people live.

By Shafqat Rehman

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