The day after Thanksgiving when the holidy/christmas shopping season starts. It is called Black Friday because it is on Friday and traditionally the day that retailers finances go in the black, i.e., become profitable. In the red, on other other hand, implies that a company is operating at a loss, i.e. unprofitable.
A sharp rise in profits from holiday sales pushed the firm in the black which is typically referred to as Black Friday in the retailing world.
The Friday after Thanksgiving when Chinese people and Indian people unite for their equivalent of the Million Man March in front of all the electronics stores.
On the night before Black Friday....
Dad - "Don't forget your fifth prayer tonight, Akshay. We must respect Allah so that we get the coupon for the plasma TV special. Alahem-ahew-akbar."
Son - "What does alahem ahew-akbar mean father?"
Dad - "That we may be so fortunate as to also get the coupon for free delivery."
The day after Thanksgiving where shops get back into the black.
"Black Friday was the same as black monday, I was broke."
The friday immediately following thanksgiving. Some spots can be hellish, like Target, Walmart, Walmart, Kohls, or any other major store chain. Some people get this idea of camping out in their car in a store parking lot so they can be the first into the store when opens pathetically early like 4am or so. It's not too weird to hear to ladies fighting over a toy.
I just watched these two women fighting over a copy of a stupid video game during the black friday sale
The day after thanksgiving when there's a ton of Christmas sales.
Really, this is a stupid time to have "black friday" because you're so upset at your family for making your thanksgiving hell that you get them crap for Christmas and later feel guilty and regret it and have to go out and buy them something else the week before Christmas, when the stores are crowded with other people doing the exact same thing.
"Aw, shoot, I got my aunt this ugly hair net for Christmas on Black Friday because she let her dog steal my turkey, but yesterday she sent me an early Christmas present so I feel bad. Back to the mall again... *sigh*"
The day after Thanksgiving otherwise known as Black Friday
; when everyone is trying to save a dollar on some Christmas presents. They think they are saving money but definately not that much, enough to make everybody name the day (black friday implying the most of the race)
Black Ladie 1-"I'm bout to go out da house at bout 6:00 Toys R' Us got dat gameboy for 15.00 but Target got it fo 12.00"
Black Ladie 2-"Dam Dats what I call a m'f-n deal! So dats why they call it Black Friday!"
The busiest shopping day of the year, the day after Thanksgiving, so named because of the large influx of African Americans shopping for bargains at Wal-mart and Target on that particular day.
Target is having an incredible linens and white sale on black friday.