Black Friday is a highly anticipated shopping event that takes place in the United States annually on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Known for their deep discounts and long hours, retailers often open early or even on Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday shopping season. With its reputation for being the busiest shopping day of the year, many retailers extend their sales through the following Monday, known as "Cyber Monday
," or for an entire week. Black Friday typically falls on the fourth Friday of November, with the exception of when November 1 is a Friday.