What is Mad Friday and when is it happening this year?

What is Mad Friday and when is it this year?
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Police and ambulance services are due to begin their annual preparations for Mad Friday, as hundreds of boozed up revellers will be indulging in the festive spirit on the last Friday before Christmas Day.

Also known as Black Eye Friday, due to the increased numbers of fights that break out in bars, pubs and clubs, the day signals the start of the festive season as many workplaces close for the Christmas holidays.

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