Black Friday (partying)
In the United Kingdom, Black Friday was a historic nickname within the emergency services for the last Friday before Christmas, as this is the most popular night for office Christmas parties, which consequently makes it one of the busiest nights in the year for ambulances and the police.  However in most of the United Kingdom, including Cumbria, Tyne and Wear, County Durham, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, East Anglia Northern Ireland and Scotland, the Friday is referred to as Black Eye Friday, due to extremely high number of fights that break out in bars, pubs and clubs in the area.
In 2013, it started to be named Mad Friday or Builders Friday in parts of South Yorkshire and West Midlands, probably to avoid confusion with the American shopping phenomena at the end of November called Black Friday, as this began to be adopted by many UK retailers in 2012-2013, and it usually coinciding with being the last day of work for many construction workers.
- BBC News, 22 December 2007: "'Black Friday' keeps police busy" Re-linked 2014-12-05
- BBC News, 20 December 2008: "'Black Friday' keeps crews busy" Re-linked 2014-12-05
- The Guardian, 18 December 2008: "Ambulance service braced for 'Black Friday'" Re-linked 2014-12-05
- Nursing Times, 18 December 2008: "Warning over alcohol at christmas parties as 'Black Friday. for 999 calls looms" Re-linked 2014-12-05
- BBC News Wales, 17 December 2010: "Second snow band brings disruption across much of Wales" Re-linked 2014-12-05
- The Cumberland News, 18 December 2008: "Cumbrian Police braced for Black Eye Friday" Re-linked 2014-12-05
- Cumbria Crack, 14 December 2011: "Police crackdown on violence in the countdown to ‘Black Eye Friday’" Re-linked 2014-12-05
- Real Whitby, 7 December 2012: Black Eyed Friday In Whitby Re-linked 2014-12-05
- Daily Mail, 22 December 2013: "'Mad Friday' fallout: Emergency services inundated as drinkers descend on towns and cities on last weekend before Christmas" Linked 2014-12-05
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