Black Friday | Friday, 29 | November | 2019

Black Friday | Friday, 29 | November | 2019

Black Friday is an informal name for the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, which is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. Wikipedia
Date: Friday, 29 November 2019 Trending
Celebrations: Shopping
Significance: Shopping holiday

Is Black Friday a Public Holiday?

Black Friday is on the Day After Thanksgiving, which is a public holiday in more than 20 states. In these states, businesses may be closed.

The same day is also a state holiday in Georgia, commemorating General Robert E Lee's birthday.

Schools and universities all over the United States are closed for the entire Thanksgiving weekend.

Bargain Shopping

Thanksgiving Day is a public holiday all over the US. Even where the day after is not a public holiday, many take a day off work or use a day from their quota of annual leave on Black Friday. Some people use this to make trips to see family members or friends who live in other areas or to go on vacation. Others use it to start shopping for the Christmas season.

Shopping for Christmas presents is also popular on Black Friday. Many stores have special offers and lower their prices on some goods, such as toys.

The Monday after, is known as Cyber Monday, a marketing effort for online retailers equivalent to Black Friday.

What's Open or Closed?

Public transit systems may not run on their normal schedules. Some stores extend their opening hours on Black Friday. There can also be congestion on roads to popular shopping destinations.


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