Shopping on Good Friday
Nobody knows why, but Good Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year.
Behind the Legend
This really isn't so much a legend as an observation. With few exceptions, more merchandise is sold in the United States on Good Friday than on any other day of the year.
The reasons for this are obscure. Some economists believe that the burst of spending comes from the convergence of multiple factors, namely:
It is odd that people should so fearlessly spend money on a day historically known for executing political prisoners, unexplained solar eclipses, earthquakes, and people rising from the dead, but there you have it.
It is assumed that most of these purchases are impulse buys, because the following Sunday is a celebrated day for returning things.