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Friday has become a day we all look forward to. Afterall it is the beginning of the weekend, for many the last day of the work week, a very good day indeed. However Friday has been considered a bad luck day for many, rather it falls on the 13th or not. Thus causing the term: Black Friday.

Black Friday has been associated with tragic events, and eventhough they all did not fall on the 13th, Friday the 13th has been lumped in with it. Below is a list of things that have occured on or are related to ‘Black Friday’:

Black Friday may also refer to:

  • Any Friday which ‘something’ bad or terrible happens, or if you are in a trade union or craft, it means that you have alternating Fridays off.
  • Any Friday which falls on the 13th of a month
  • Black Friday (shopping), the day after Thanksgiving Day in the United States, the first shopping day of the Christmas season and one of the busiest shopping days of the year
  • The last Friday before Christmas in the United Kingdom, a day when widespread anti-social behavior due to public alcohol consumption is expected to occur, and police are given additional powers to combat it
  • “Black Friday”, the nickname for game 3 of the 1977 NLCS baseball championships. Philadelphia Phillies fans gave the nickname because the Phillies blew an early lead against the Los Angeles Dodgers and a controversial call was made during the game
  • “Black Friday”, the title of a poem written by Dennis Rader, the BTK killer
  • “Black Friday”, day United States Marine recruits are picked up by their Drill Instructors, after a week of receiving.

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