Day after Thanksgiving in USA in 2021

Day after Thanksgiving in USA in 2021

  How long until Day after Thanksgiving?
Day after Thanksgiving
  Dates of Day after Thanksgiving in USA
2022 Nov 25
CaliforniaFri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
DelawareFri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
FloridaFri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
GeorgiaFri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
IllinoisFri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
IowaFri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
KentuckyFri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
MaineFri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
MarylandFri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
MichiganFri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
MinnesotaFri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
NebraskaFri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
NevadaFri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
New HampshireFri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
New MexicoFri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
North CarolinaFri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
OklahomaFri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
OregonFri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
PennsylvaniaFri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
South CarolinaFri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
TennesseeFri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
TexasFri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
VirginiaFri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
WashingtonFri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
West VirginiaFri, Nov 25Regional Holiday
2021 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 Nov 27
ArkansasFri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
CaliforniaFri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
DelawareFri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
FloridaFri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
GeorgiaFri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
IllinoisFri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
IowaFri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
KentuckyFri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
MaineFri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
MarylandFri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
MichiganFri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
MinnesotaFri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
NebraskaFri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
NevadaFri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
New HampshireFri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
New MexicoFri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
North CarolinaFri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
OklahomaFri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
OregonFri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
PennsylvaniaFri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
South CarolinaFri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
TennesseeFri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
TexasFri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
VirginiaFri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
WashingtonFri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
West VirginiaFri, Nov 27Regional Holiday
2019 Nov 29
ArkansasFri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
CaliforniaFri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
DelawareFri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
FloridaFri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
GeorgiaFri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
IllinoisFri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
IowaFri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
KansasFri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
KentuckyFri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
MaineFri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
MarylandFri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
MichiganFri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
MinnesotaFri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
NebraskaFri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
NevadaFri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
New HampshireFri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
New MexicoFri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
North CarolinaFri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
OklahomaFri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
OregonFri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
PennsylvaniaFri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
South CarolinaFri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
TennesseeFri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
TexasFri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
WashingtonFri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
West VirginiaFri, Nov 29Regional Holiday
2018 Nov 23
AlaskaFri, Nov 23Regional Holiday
CaliforniaFri, Nov 23Regional Holiday
DelawareFri, Nov 23Regional Holiday
FloridaFri, Nov 23Regional Holiday
GeorgiaFri, Nov 23Regional Holiday
IllinoisFri, Nov 23Regional Holiday
IowaFri, Nov 23Regional Holiday
KentuckyFri, Nov 23Regional Holiday
MaineFri, Nov 23Regional Holiday
MarylandFri, Nov 23Regional Holiday
MichiganFri, Nov 23Regional Holiday
MinnesotaFri, Nov 23Regional Holiday
NebraskaFri, Nov 23Regional Holiday
NevadaFri, Nov 23Government Holiday
New HampshireFri, Nov 23Regional Holiday
New MexicoFri, Nov 23Regional Holiday
North CarolinaFri, Nov 23Government Holiday
OklahomaFri, Nov 23Regional Holiday
OregonFri, Nov 23Regional Holiday
PennsylvaniaFri, Nov 23Regional Holiday
South CarolinaFri, Nov 23Regional Holiday
TennesseeFri, Nov 23Regional Holiday
TexasFri, Nov 23Regional Holiday
VirginiaFri, Nov 23Regional Holiday
WashingtonFri, Nov 23Regional Holiday
West VirginiaFri, Nov 23Regional Holiday

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

  Which regions observe Day after Thanksgiving in 2021?
  CaliforniaNov 26Regional Holiday
  DelawareNov 26Regional Holiday
  FloridaNov 26Regional Holiday
  GeorgiaNov 26Regional Holiday
  IllinoisNov 26Regional Holiday
  IowaNov 26Regional Holiday
  KansasNov 26Regional Holiday
  KentuckyNov 26Regional Holiday
  MaineNov 26Regional Holiday
  MarylandNov 26Regional Holiday
  MichiganNov 26Regional Holiday
  MinnesotaNov 26Regional Holiday
  NebraskaNov 26Regional Holiday
  NevadaNov 26Regional Holiday
  New HampshireNov 26Regional Holiday
  New MexicoNov 26Regional Holiday
  North CarolinaNov 26Regional Holiday
  OklahomaNov 26Regional Holiday
  OregonNov 26Regional Holiday
  PennsylvaniaNov 26Regional Holiday
  South CarolinaNov 26Regional Holiday
  TennesseeNov 26Regional Holiday
  TexasNov 26Regional Holiday
  VirginiaNov 26Regional Holiday
  WashingtonNov 26Regional Holiday
  West VirginiaNov 26Regional Holiday

When is Day after Thanksgiving?

Celebrated on the last Friday 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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