The Dark History of Our Greediest Holiday: Black Friday

It's almost here: the shopaholic's favorite day. Arguably the craziest day of the commercial year. The day we get a whole lot of Christmas shopping done...and navigate stampedes along the way. We're talking, of course, about Black Friday.

It's the one holiday that, today, is purely based around shopping. Many people claim that Black Friday is all about commercialism and materialism, and they've definitely got a point.

But did you know about the history behind it? There are multiple supposed origins of the holiday and a steady evolution in the years since. The Black Friday we know isn't the Black Friday that existed even ten years ago.

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