The day after Thanksgiving in the United States is called Black Friday — it’s a day when stores offer their products at discount.
Black Friday exists in Canada now too, and on the same day as in the US. But, unlike in the US, the Canadian Black Friday isn’t a post-Thanksgiving event because Thanksgiving in Canada falls on a different day.
What’s Black Friday called in Québec?
There isn’t just one way — there are three!
1. Vendredi fou
2. Vendredi noir
3. Black Friday
Looking at shop windows in Montréal, there seems to be a definite preference for the term Vendredi fou (literally, Crazy Friday). Vendredi noir (literally, Black Friday) comes in second place. Finally, the untranslated Black Friday is much more rare than the other two, but I did see it in two shop windows.
Here’s some of what I saw (in Montréal):