Black Friday

Good Friday (also called Black Friday) is a christian holiday. Christians remember on that day that Jesus Christ died on the cross in 33 AD. It is celebrated on the Friday before Easter, sometime in March or April. Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus. It is called Good Friday, because Jesus conquered death. But it is also called Black Friday, because Jesus died for all the sin of mankind, and the distructive power of sin and death became very obvious.

In the US, Black Friday is the friday after Thanksgiving (forth Thursday in November), and it is a commercial event where people are urged to spend money on special offers. Thanksgiving is a public holiday in the US and Canada, where the families meet and celebrate the harvest. It is called Black Friday, because the retailers make good profit, and use black ink instead of red ink for writing down their profit. It is the start of the shopping season before Christmas, which originally celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ.

  • Black Friday (1869), the Fisk–Gould Scandal, a financial crisis in the United States
  • Black Friday (1873), the crash of the Vienna Stock Exchange that precipitated the Panic of 1873
  • Black Friday (1881), the Eyemouth disaster in which 189 fishermen died
  • Black Friday (1910), a particularly violent women’s suffrage event in England
  • Black Friday (1916), October 20, a day in which a “perfect storm” hit Lake Erie, sinking four ships
  • Black Friday (1919), the Battle of George Square, a riot stemming from industrial unrest in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Black Friday (1921), the announcement of British transport union leaders not to call for strike action against wage reductions for miners
  • Black Friday (1929), the day the New York stock market crashed, initiating the Great Depression
  • Italian invasion of Albania or Black Friday, the 1939 Italian invasion of Albania
  • Black Friday (1939), a day of devastating bushfires in Victoria, Australia
  • Black Friday (1944), a disastrous attack by the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada near Woensdrecht during the Battle of the Scheldt
  • Black Friday (1945), an Allied military operation during the Norwegian campaigns in World War II
    1950 Red River flood or Black Friday, the 1950 Red River flood in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Black Friday (1960), San Francisco City protest against the House Un-American Activities Committee
  • Black Friday (1978), a massacre of protesters in Iran
  • Viernes Negro (1983), first major currency devaluation in Venezuela
  • Black Friday (1987), a tornado in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Black Friday (1993), a series of bomb explosions in Mumbai, India
  • Black Friday (2004), a crackdown by government forces in Malé, Maldives, on peaceful protesters
  • Black Friday (2005), an event in which tribal students were killed in Meghalaya, India
  • Black Friday (2011), an event in which several online poker sites were seized as a result of United States v. Scheinberg
  • Black Friday (2015), a string of terrorist attacks in France, Kuwait, Somalia, Syria and Tunisia

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