Black Friday

Black Friday is not an official holiday in the United States.
Black Friday is a shopping day for a combination of reasons. As the first day after the last major holiday before Christmas, it marks the unofficial beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Additionally, many employers give their employees the day off as part of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. In order to take advantage of this, virtually all retailers in the country, big and small, offer various sales including limited amounts of "doorbuster" items to entice traffic.
In Mexico, Black Friday was the inspiration for the government and retailing industry to create an annual weekend of discounts and extended credit terms.
In Australia the term Black Friday refers not to shopping at all but to the devastating Black Friday bushfires which occurred in Victoria 193839. Only recently, has it been promoted as a shopping day in Australia by in-store and online retailers. In 2011.