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Sue Lani Madsen: Expansion of shopping holidays clutters the calendar

Did you celebrate Black Friday or Buy Nothing Day this year? Both holidays are informally scheduled on the Friday after Thanksgiving on the expanding seasonal calendar of named days. According to Sarah Pruitt’s reporting on the History Channel website, two myths about Black Friday deserve to be busted. One is a twisted internet-driven rumor connecting the term to discount slave auctions. Squash that one.