Friday, July 13

Do you know the Black Friday?

I wanted to find out about the mystery behind the Black Friday because I really wanted to know if it means really black and also to educate others.

Answers.com and wikipedia.org helped with plenty of information.

Where did it start? How has it evolved? Is it good or bad luck?

There have been a number of events known as "Black Fridays" in history. Usually, these events are devastating.

Some historians propose that the origin of the "Black Friday" was the simultaneous arrest of hundreds of Knights of Templar on October 13, 1307 (Friday), to be later tortured into "admitting" heresy.

In history there have been a number of events that happened on a Friday and are known as Black Friday.
* Black Friday (1869), a financial crisis in the United States
* Black Friday (1929), a stock market crash in the United States
* Black Friday (1939), a day of devastating fires in Australia

Today, the concept of Friday the 13th has been extended through the 'black Friday' concept to incorporate anything really bad that happens on a Friday. For example, any Friday which falls on the 13th of a month is called a Black Friday. (isn't it too much?)

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