Black Friday


Black Friday
is the day following thanks giving day in the United States, traditionally the
beginning of the Christmas Shopping season. On this day, most major retailer
open extremely early often at 4 a.m., or earlier and offer promotional sales to
kick off the shopping season, similar to Boxing Day sales in many Common wealth

Black Friday
is the day following thanks giving day which falls on the fourth Thursday in
November in the United States, the day after occurs between the 23rd
and the 29th of November.

Black Friday
as a term has been used in multiple contexts, going back to the nineteenth
century, where it was associated with a financial crisis in 1869 in the United States.
The earliest known reference to Black Friday to refer to the day after
Thanksgiving was made in a 1966 publication on the day’s significance in

1966—BLACK FRIDAY is the name which the Philadelphia Police Department has
given to the Friday following Thanksgiving Day. It is not a term of endearment
to them. Black Friday officially opens the Christmas shopping season in center
city, and it usually brings massive traffic jams and overcrowded sidewalks as
the downtown stores are mobbed from opening to closing. Philadephlia Police and
bus drivers call it “Black Friday”.

But this had
a different story in some different countries like India. In India once a major
riots occurred on March 1993 in the City of Bombay. Bombay is torn a part by a
series of explosions leaving 257 dead, and close to 1400 injured. Investigators
discover that the bombs were made of RDX, smuggled into the city with the aid
of customs officials and the border police. This incident disturbed the peace
and harmony of the city of Bombay. The harmony among the Hindus and Muslims had
been spoiled in the city. There were huge wars among the Hindu and Muslim
communities in the period from December 1992 to January 1993, which left over
1500 people dead. The ‘Bombay Riots’ was an unpredictable outburst of violence
and abuse, resulting in enormous loss of emotional trauma and loss of property.
One of the Chief inflamed suggests an attack on Bombay as the strongest message
of retaliation, thus leading to BLACK FRIDAY 12 March 1993.

The most
unforgettable incident which occurred in the United States in October 5, 1945
is named as Hollywood Black Friday. This name is given by the history of
organized labor in the United States. On that date, a six month strike by the
set decorators represented by the conference of Studio Unions boiled over into
the bloody riots at the gates of Warner Brother’s studios in Burbank,
California. The strikes helped the passage of the Taft-Hartley Act in 1947 and
led to the eventual break up of the CSU and the organization of the then rival
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees leadership.

By October,
money and patience were running low as some 300 strikers gathered at Warner
Brother’s main gate on October 5, 1945. Tempetures were abnormally warm for the
already hot LA autumn. When non-strikers attempted to report for work at 6.00
in the morning, the barricades went up and tensions flared. As replacement
workers attempted to drive through the crowd, their cars were stopped and
overturned. This was the worst scenario of that time so that’s making to name
that incident as Hollywood Black Friday. 


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