The History Of Black Friday As Told By NMABy: Zach Walton - November 26, 2013
On the day after Thanksgiving, millions of Americans will practice a tradition that’s uniquely American – Black Friday. It’s a day when Americans and corporations can agree that greed is good as they trample each other in the pursuit of the best deals possible. You may be wondering then how all this Black Friday stuff started.
According to Wkipedia, Black Friday as a term came into existence after the financial crisis of 1869. It wasn’t until 1961, however, that the term became associated with shopping. At the time, the term was still related to a financial crisis, and some suggested the name be changed to Big Friday. That obviously didn’t happen. From there, Black Friday started to impress itself onto the national consciousness and sales on the day after Thanksgiving were increasingly called Black Friday sales.
While that may be the real history, fake history is always more fun. That’s where everybody’s favorite Taiwanese animators come in with a tale of pilgrims, slavery and HD butter churns. It may not be historically accurate, but it’s pretty damn funny.
Check it out:[Image: Taiwanese Animators/YouTube]