Since Black Friday is not an official holiday, knowing whether it should be capitalized can be confusing.
Black Friday is a proper noun since it refers to the famous (infamous?) shopping that occurs annually right after Thanksgiving. Since all proper nouns are capitalized, Black Friday is also capitalized.
It may seem weird to think of a shopping day as a holiday, but since Black Friday has become so huge, it has become a named holiday and thus requires capitalization.
What other shopping days are capitalized?
There are a number of other major shopping days that should also be capitalized. These include:
- Small Business Saturday (Saturday after Black Friday)
- Cyber Monday (Monday after Black Friday)
- Super Saturday (Saturday before Christmas)
- Amazon Prime Day
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