Black Friday (partying)

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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.[1][2] [3][4][5] 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.[6][7][8]

In 2013, it started to be named Mad Friday[9] 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.

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