Should Black Friday be a National Holiday?
Many people already get the day off after Thanksgiving, i.e., Black Friday, as a paid day off. But the question that is starting to creep up on is...should we all get it off as another national holiday?
If you're not one of the lucky ones that enjoy two paid days off to spend with friends, family, and retail outlets on Thanksgiving and the Friday after, better known as Black Friday, then you might be in the minority.
39% of people feel it should be a national holiday. This according to a new survey on FatWallet.com. The site lists one of the reasons as "Black Friday has become an unavoidable tradition of our country’s holiday season."
The survey also found one out of three Americans go shopping on Black Friday . . . and 57% say it's because they really like the craziness and energy of the day.