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Black Friday births new tradition in Black Midnight - WONGDOODY

Black Friday births new tradition in Black Midnight - WONGDOODY

While the debate rages over the ethics of retailers bringing forward their Black Friday opening times to midnight on Thanksgiving, it’s worth remembering that retailers and shopping have long played an integral role in our holiday traditions, so why should this latest change be seen as any different?

In 1939, retailers put pressure on President Franklin D. Roosevelt to move Thanksgiving forward one week in order to give retailing a boost, by extending the holiday season selling window in the wake of the Great Depression.

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ad age / black friday / black midnight / holiday / shopping / thanksgiving