Black Friday Date in the current year: November 25, 2016

Black Friday The Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. is often referred to as Black Friday. It marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season and many retailers offer promotional sales on this day. Black Friday used to be a typically American phenomenon, but lately it has been promoted by retailers in many countries.

Black Friday is not a federal holiday, but some states observe “The Day After Thanksgiving” as an official public holiday for state government employees. Besides, many employers across the United States give their employees the day off after Thanksgiving because a lot of people visit their families in other parts of the country and can't be at work on Friday anyway.

In order to take advantage of an additional day off and the beginning of the Christmas season, a lot of people go shopping on Black Friday. Of course, retailers cannot help but take advantage of this situation. They offer various sales and extend beyond normal hours. Some shops open on 12:00 on Friday or even remain open overnight on Thanksgiving Day.

Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days of the year in the United States. It begins to gain popularity in other countries, too. Retailers in Canada, Mexico, India, Panama, United Kingdom and other countries have been promoting Black Friday sales in recent years.

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