What you didn’t know about the popular shopping holiday
Throngs of shoppers, endless lines and discounted goods — all signs point to the shopping occasion known as Black Friday. It’s become wildly popular, with many retailers offering products at largely discounted prices for a limited time.
Originating in 1950s and 1960s Philadelphia, Black Friday as a term was originally coined by the police. Reason being, after Thanksgiving in November, huge crowds from the annual Army versus Navy football game merged with shoppers travelling downtown to take advantage of early holiday shopping. Streets were packed, stores were filled to the brim and pandemonium ensued.