Black Friday Changes Over the Past Years


Deandre Rose

Many stores are offering online Black Friday shopping this year instead of in store shopping. Here’s a screenshot of Target’s offers.

Deandre Rose, Staff Writter

While Thanksgiving represents giving thanks, eating a Thanksgiving dinner surrounded by family and friends, and talking about what we’re grateful for, it also starts the beginning of the Christmas season.

Black Friday got its name in Philadelphia where it was used by police to describe the heavy traffic that would occur on the day after Thanksgiving. Black Friday got its fame because it’s a traditional kickoff day for the holiday shopping season. It’s also been the best day to find great deals on the year’s hottest toys, games, clothing, and electronics.

According to Sandra Recorder Hernandez, “’I’m really looking forward to getting deals on Ugg boots, clothing and possibly a new phone.”

Countries like North Korea, Venezuela, Iran, and Afghanistan don’t do Black Friday shopping. The United States and Some parts of Canada are the biggest countries that do Black Friday shopping.

Anyia Lasure and her family have a Black Friday shopping tradition. “Yes, I go every year. Me and my family are big shoppers. We like to find the best deals for items and not have to pay full price for things.”

Black Friday is no longer the only event, though. There’s also a Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday is the online version of Black Friday. You can also catch deals on Cyber Monday at stores or even better deals.

Sandra Recorder Hernandez and her family shop on both days. “We shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday because sometimes you can find things for even cheaper than Black Friday. Also sometimes it is less crowded on Cyber Monday.

Black Friday has changed over the years by certain stores pushing sales more so online than in store shopping.