Nov 27, 2009

A Brief History of Black Friday

(Mental Floss) ... It’s hard to say when the day after Thanksgiving turned into a retail behemoth, but it probably dates back to the late 19th century. At that time, store-sponsored Thanksgiving parades were common, and once Santa Claus showed up at the end of the parade, the holiday shopping season had officially started. Continued

Photo: Library of Congress