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The Day after Thanksgiving

USA Public Holidays Regional Holiday in United States of America

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When is the Day after Thanksgiving?

How long until Day after Thanksgiving ?
This holiday next takes place in 254 Days.
What date is Day after Thanksgiving ?
Year Weekday Date
2020 Friday
2019 Friday
2018 Friday
2017 Friday
2016 Friday
Duration
1 Day
Summary
Whilst it is not an official holiday, the Day after Thanksgiving is given an a holiday by most employers

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 2019, the Day after Thanksgiving is a state holiday in California, Delaware, Florida, Georgoa, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, 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. In Tennessee, Columbus day may be observed on the Friday after Thanksgiving at the discretion of the Governor.

Shops are open and this day has come to mark the start of the Christmas shopping period.

Black Friday

In Philadelphia, on the day after Thanksgiving, the streets would become so congested with shoppers that it was termed "Black Friday".

An alternative suggestion is that "Black Friday" got its name as the traditional surge of shopping and consumerism on this day moves retailers from the "red" to the 'black'….where they start making profit.

Whatever the reason, the phrase has made its way around America and has now entered the language as 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.

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