Day after Thanksgiving around the world in 2023

Day after Thanksgiving around the world in 2023
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  Dates of Day after Thanksgiving around the world
2024 USANov 29
California Fri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
Delaware Fri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
Florida Fri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
Georgia Fri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
Illinois Fri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
Iowa Fri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
Kansas Fri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
Kentucky Fri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
Maine Fri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
Maryland Fri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
Michigan Fri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
Minnesota Fri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
Nebraska Fri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
Nevada Fri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
New Hampshire Fri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
New Mexico Fri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
North Carolina Fri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
Oklahoma Fri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
Oregon Fri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
Pennsylvania Fri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
South Carolina Fri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
Tennessee Fri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
Texas Fri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
Washington Fri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
West Virginia Fri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
2023 USANov 24
California Fri, Nov 24Regional Holiday
Delaware Fri, Nov 24Regional Holiday
Florida Fri, Nov 24Regional Holiday
Georgia Fri, Nov 24Regional Holiday
Illinois Fri, Nov 24Regional Holiday
Iowa Fri, Nov 24Regional Holiday
Kansas Fri, Nov 24Regional Holiday
Kentucky Fri, Nov 24Regional Holiday
Maine Fri, Nov 24Regional Holiday
Maryland Fri, Nov 24Regional Holiday
Michigan Fri, Nov 24Regional Holiday
Minnesota Fri, Nov 24Regional Holiday
Nebraska Fri, Nov 24Regional Holiday
Nevada Fri, Nov 24Regional Holiday
New Hampshire Fri, Nov 24Regional Holiday
New Mexico Fri, Nov 24Regional Holiday
North Carolina Fri, Nov 24Regional Holiday
Oklahoma Fri, Nov 24Regional Holiday
Oregon Fri, Nov 24Regional Holiday
Pennsylvania Fri, Nov 24Regional Holiday
South Carolina Fri, Nov 24Regional Holiday
Tennessee Fri, Nov 24Regional Holiday
Texas Fri, Nov 24Regional Holiday
Washington Fri, Nov 24Regional Holiday
West Virginia Fri, Nov 24Regional Holiday
2022 USANov 25
California Fri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
Delaware Fri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
Florida Fri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
Georgia Fri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
Illinois Fri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
Iowa Fri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
Kentucky Fri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
Maine Fri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
Maryland Fri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
Michigan Fri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
Minnesota Fri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
Nebraska Fri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
Nevada Fri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
New Hampshire Fri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
New Mexico Fri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
North Carolina Fri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
Oklahoma Fri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
Oregon Fri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
Pennsylvania Fri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
South Carolina Fri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
Tennessee Fri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
Texas Fri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
Virginia Fri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
Washington Fri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
West Virginia Fri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
2021 Various Nov 26
GuamFri, Nov 26National Holiday
USA Nov 26
CaliforniaFri, Nov 26Regional Holiday
DelawareFri, Nov 26Regional Holiday
FloridaFri, Nov 26Regional Holiday
GeorgiaFri, Nov 26Regional Holiday
IllinoisFri, Nov 26Regional Holiday
IowaFri, Nov 26Regional Holiday
KansasFri, Nov 26Regional Holiday
KentuckyFri, Nov 26Regional Holiday
MaineFri, Nov 26Regional Holiday
MarylandFri, Nov 26Regional Holiday
MichiganFri, Nov 26Regional Holiday
MinnesotaFri, Nov 26Regional Holiday
NebraskaFri, Nov 26Regional Holiday
NevadaFri, Nov 26Regional Holiday
New HampshireFri, Nov 26Regional Holiday
New MexicoFri, Nov 26Regional Holiday
North CarolinaFri, Nov 26Regional Holiday
OklahomaFri, Nov 26Regional Holiday
OregonFri, Nov 26Regional Holiday
PennsylvaniaFri, Nov 26Regional Holiday
South CarolinaFri, Nov 26Regional Holiday
TennesseeFri, Nov 26Regional Holiday
TexasFri, Nov 26Regional Holiday
VirginiaFri, Nov 26Regional Holiday
WashingtonFri, Nov 26Regional Holiday
West VirginiaFri, Nov 26Regional Holiday
2020 USANov 27
Arkansas Fri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
California Fri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
Delaware Fri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
Florida Fri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
Georgia Fri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
Illinois Fri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
Iowa Fri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
Kentucky Fri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
Maine Fri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
Maryland Fri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
Michigan Fri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
Minnesota Fri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
Nebraska Fri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
Nevada Fri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
New Hampshire Fri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
New Mexico Fri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
North Carolina Fri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
Oklahoma Fri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
Oregon Fri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
Pennsylvania Fri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
South Carolina Fri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
Tennessee Fri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
Texas Fri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
Virginia Fri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
Washington Fri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
West Virginia Fri, Nov 27Regional Holiday

Whilst it is not an official holiday, the Day after Thanksgiving is given an a holiday by most employers

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 federal holiday but is a holiday in almost half the states in the U.S. and is given as a day off by most employers.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 39% of private-sector workers get a paid holiday, with 69% of public-sector workers also enjoying the day as a paid holiday. This makes it a more popular holiday than Federal holidays such as Presidents' Day, Columbus Day, and even Veteran's Day.

It is a state holiday in Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, and 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.

The popularity of this holiday is understandable. As Thanksgiving always falls on a Thursday, adding this day as a holiday creates a four-day weekend.

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

Black Friday

Did you know?

The first event popularly referred to as Black Friday was the US gold market crash of 1869, when many investors lost sizeable fortunes.

The 'Black Friday' was first applied to the day after Thanksgiving back in the 1950s when a factory trade magazine referred to workers calling out sick in order to have four days off over the Thanksgiving weekend. 

The term wasn't used much until a few decades later in Philadelphia, where the streets would become so congested with shoppers that it was termed 'Black Friday'. Newspapers at the time used the term to describe law enforcement's dealings with large crowds. Some have suggested that the term stemmed from the day's profitability. It brought merchants "in the black," since sales in the rest of the year often lagged behind, or were "in the red." and thus, Black Friday was an appropriate term.

The term gained traction when the New York Times used it in 1975 to describe the shopping day. In recent years, the term 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 (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. Indeed the UK often stages its own tribute to the original Philadelphia Black Friday when shoppers fight over bargains in supermarkets.

Cyber Monday

The Monday after Thanksgiving has become known as Cyber Monday as it was the most popular day for online shopping. The term was adopted while online shopping was still in its infancy. Nowadays Cyber Monday is overshadowed by Black Friday.

All this commercial hijacking of a traditional holiday may leave a sour taste in your mouth, but it is far from a modern phenomenon. Thanksgiving itself was moved by President Roosevelt in 1939 from the last Thursday in November to the next-from-last Thursday in an attempt to stimulate the economy by increasing the shopping period between Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

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