When is Day after Thanksgiving?
Celebrated on the Friday after the fourth Thursday in November in the United States.
The Day after Thanksgiving is not a public holiday but is a state holiday in almost half the states in the U.S. and is given as a paid day off by around 80% of employers.
In 2017, the Day after Thanksgiving is a state holiday in Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, West Virginia..
In Nevada, the day is known as Family Day. In Indiana, the day after Thanksgiving celebrates Lincoln's birthday while Georgia observes Robert E. Lee's birthday.
Shops are open and this day has come to mark the start of the Christmas shopping period.
In Philadelphia, the streets would become so congested with shoppers that it was termed 'Black Friday'. In recent years, that phrase has made its way around America and is now a common name for the day after Thanksgiving.
Even in Europe, Black Friday is becoming more common as retailers (probably led by the US internet sellers such as Amazon) use it to raise awareness of the shopping period and offer many sale bargains on that day.