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He Black Friday It has become a tradition for buyers and merchants in the United States. This year, andThe largest sales event in the North American country It will be held on Friday, November 24. Next, we tell you how long it lasts and its origin.
How long will Black Friday last?
Every year, Black Friday lasts only one day or 24 hours. This sales event is held on the fourth Friday in November, after the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.
Although some companies extend their offers up to a weekofficially Black Friday only takes place for one day.
According to a survey conducted by Statista Consumer Insight Between September 18 and 23, 58% of Mexican participants plan to take advantage of Black Friday offers in physical and online stores.
Demonstrating that The popularity of this event has reached nearby countries such as Mexicowith the purpose of promoting pre-Christmas shopping.
How did Black Friday come about?
Bonnie Taylor-Blake, neuroscience researcher at the University of North Carolina, Black Friday emerged in the 1950s in Philadelphia. After several buyers from the suburbs came to the city in the days after Thanksgiving.
The city of Philadelphia had promoted several bids and decorated the city, before a football game between the Army and the Navy.
“Traffic police officers were required to work 12-hour shifts, no one could leave and people flooded the sidewalks, parking lots and streets.”
The researcher explained that The term Black Friday was a comical reference to describe the long lines to buy in stores in Philadelphia after Thanksgiving.
In the 1960s, the idea of changing the name to Big Friday was proposed. However, it did not have the same impact or success. Merchants opted for the name Black Friday and even extended the event.