Why Do They Call It Black Friday Sales
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.
The explanation typically given for the day's name is that it is the first day of the year. Thanks to the volume of sales on Black Friday, retailers are â€“ notionally at