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Black Friday is a colloquial term for the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States. It traditionally marks the start of the Christmas shopping season in the United States. Many stores offer highly promoted sales at discounted prices and often open early, sometimes as early as midnight[2] or even on Thanksgiving. Some stores' sales continue to Monday ("Cyber Monday") or for a week ("Cyber Week").

Quick facts: Black Friday, Observed by, Type, Signifi...
Black Friday
Shoppers rush into a store in Laramie, Wyoming as it opens on Black Friday.
Observed byTraditionally:[1]
United States
Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Germany, Poland, Italy, Greece, New Zealand, India, Norway, Sweden, France, Brazil, Mexico (as El Buen Fin) and increasingly many other parts of the world.
SignificancePopular shopping day
DateDay after U.S. Thanksgiving
2021 dateNovember 26  (2021-11-26)
2022 dateNovember 25  (2022-11-25)
2023 dateNovember 24  (2023-11-24)
2024 dateNovember 29  (2024-11-29)
Related toThanksgiving, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday, Christmas, Buy Nothing Day

Black Friday occurs on the day after Thanksgiving in the United States. Black Friday has routinely been the busiest shopping day of the year in the United States.[3][4][5]

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