When is Black Friday 2013? Date for Shopping Sales & Deals

Many shoppers are wondering “when is Black Friday 2013” in anticipation of the biggest holiday shopping day of the year, besides Cyber Monday 2013.  The Black Friday sales and deals bring customers to the stores in large numbers, as they seek to find the best doorbusters and low prices they can on special gift items ahead of Christmas and other major holiday celebrations.  The Black Friday 2013 date always falls on the Friday after Thanksgiving Day.  In some cases, retail stores open the doors on Thanksgiving night to get customers in even earlier for their special sales and deals.  This year’s Black Friday is on Friday, November 29th, 2013.  In 2014, it will fall on November 28th, and in 2015, Black Friday will be on the 27th.  Below you’ll see a listing of the next ten Black Friday dates spanning the year 2013 all the way to the year 2022.

When is Black Friday 2013 to 2022:

Black Friday 2013: November 29th

Black Friday 2014: November 28th

Black Friday 2015: November 27th

Black Friday 2016: November 25th

Black Friday 2017: November 24th

Black Friday 2018: November 23rd

Black Friday 2019: November 29th

Black Friday 2020: November 27th

Black Friday 2021: November 26th

Black Friday 2022: November 25th

The term or name “Black Friday” is believed to have originated in Philadelphia and have been used as an expression before 1961, with broader usage occurring after 1975.  In more recent times, it started to refer to the time of year when retailers began turning a profit and going “in the black” with their sales figures.

The day considered one of, if not the, busiest days in retail and online shopping.  Customers typically have that day off whether it be from work or school, and they have the weekend as well to enjoy times with their family.  That brings them to the shopping scene out in retail stores as they buy gifts for Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza and other major holidays that follow after.

In addition, many online retailers offer attractive sales to give shoppers the convenience of shopping from home online.  Amazon, Walmart, Target and Best Buy are just a few of the retailers you’ll find giving these sales through Cyber Monday and beyond.

The Black Friday shopping tradition is an annual day of deals and sales starting as early as a week ahead of time online, and a day ahead in the real world stores.  In the past, Black Friday got started at early in the morning around 6 a.m. at most retailers.  Shoppers would often camp out in lines at the storefronts so they could be among the first inside to get the items they wanted on sale.  Certain door busters and deals were available in limited quantities making for an all-out brawl in some cases to get your hands on the items you wanted.

In 2011, stores changed things up when they started to open at midnight for the first-time ever.  Then, just last year, some stores opened as early as 8 p.m. EST on Thanksgiving Day, ushering in customers for their sales deals even earlier.  This has many wondering if stores will open up even earlier in 2013, 2014, and beyond, as they try to attract more and more customers.

The Black Friday tradition will continue to evolve year after year, with retailers in the real world and online making changes to how they do business.  Only recently has the use of mobile devices for shopping really started to flourish.  In the past, online shopping was a rarity, and now it has become quite commonplace.  That leads us and others to wonder, what’s next for this fun-filled and busy shopping day know as Black Friday?

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