What Time Does Black Friday End?
Officially, Black Friday starts at midnight on Friday and ends at 11:59 on Sunday evening.
How Long Does Black Friday Last in the USA?
Black Friday usually lasts three days (from Friday to Sunday), before Cyber Monday starts on the Monday that follows.
However, some department stores continue Black Friday sales for longer, usually up to a week after they begin.
For example, sales start on Black Friday and finish at 11:59 the following Thursday.
Is Black Friday Big in the US?
Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year in the US.
According to the National Retail Federation, around 115+ million people hit the sales (both online and in-person) on Black Friday.
The event started in the 1950s when department stores run large marketing campaigns just before Thanksgiving weekend. The intention was to get people excited about shopping deals after the holiday.
Since then, it has progressed into a nationwide shopping day that's recognized in many other countries across the globe.
For example, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Brazil, Mexico, and India have Black Friday sales similar to the ones that originated in the US.
Why Is Black Friday So Big in America?
The weekend known as Black Friday in America is so big for two main reasons.
Firstly, it's one of the only days of the year that department stores offer sales on some of their biggest and latest product lines (not out of season stock).
Typical department store deals range between 5% to 20% during the year. But, on Black Friday, discounts are usually within the region of 20 to 40%, sometimes more, depending on the store and product.
Secondly, Black Friday originated in the US as a "big marketing event" held after Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is a national holiday, with gifts and money given to friends and relatives.
Therefore, Black Friday became a day to spend holiday money, treat yourself, and enjoy shopping after a short period of closure due to the national holiday.
While many other countries have Black Friday, America is the only country that traditionally celebrates Thanksgiving.
Therefore, the sales are not as heavily discounted, and the excitement is not as prominent.
Is Black Friday a Holiday in America?
Black Friday is not a national holiday in America. However, it falls just after Thanksgiving, which is a public holiday.
The day is also widely recognized and celebrated across the US as the "biggest shopping day of the year".
How Many Days Until Black Friday?
There are days until Black Friday.