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Black Friday is a shopping day for a certain type of reason’s. 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.A more accurate explanation of the term dates back to the early 1960s, when police officers in Philadelphia began using the phrase “Black Friday” to describe the chaos that resulted when large numbers of suburban tourists came into the city to begin their holiday shopping and, in some years, attend Saturday’s annual .It’s a fair question. Are prices actually lower?

The answer is yes. On average, in store discounts fall around the 20 percent off range the week of Thanksgiving. And rise to roughly a 37 percent savings on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Normally, Black Friday deals run for 24 hours. However, due to the densities and increasing demand, discounts may continue for 3-4 days in some stores. Unsurprisingly, many countries that are vocal in their opposition of capitalism and consumerism do not support Black Friday (or any other shopping holidays). That includes countries like North Korea, Venezuela, Iran, and Afghanistan.

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Anthony Briseno, Staff Writer
Anthony Briseno is a sports editor that picks what are the best stories about sports on BHS and all over the world. I've been doing sports my whole life, mostly Football.

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