Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Good Question: Reply All: Black Friday, Quarterbacks & Holidazzle FloatsJames from Apple Valley and Anna from Sartell wanted to know: When did Black Friday start? According to, the term "Black Friday" was coined back in the 1960s, but it was really 1924 - the first year of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - that the day after Thanksgiving became the unofficial start to the Christmas shopping season. Early on, when the term was coined in 1961, it had a negative connotation because Philadelphia Police used it to describe the traffic jams and clogged sidewalks of that day. But, by the 1980s, the idea of the Friday after Thanksgiving putting the retailers back in the black (or profitable) started to take hold.
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