Where Did The Term Black Friday Come From
It was originally called Black Friday because so many people went out to shop that it caused traffic accidents and sometimes even violence. The Philadelphia Police Department coined the phrase to describe the mayhem surrounding the congestion of pedestrian and auto traffic in the downtown area.
Black Friday â€” the day after Thanksgiving in the United States â€” signals the beginning of the holiday. Did you get it?. Take the Wonder Word Challenge .
With Thanksgiving feasts come Black Friday sales.. traffic cops to describe the day after Thanksgiving because they had to work 12-hour shifts in terrible traffic.