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Friday, December 26, 2008

What is Boxing Day?

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Does anyone know what Boxing Day really is? A website I found discusses the origins and meanings of Boxing Day (

Wikipedia has a similar describtion of the holiday:
"Boxing Day is a public holiday in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong and countries in the Commonwealth of Nations with a mainly Christian population. In South Africa, this public holiday is now known as the Day of Goodwill. It is based on the tradition of giving gifts to the less fortunate members of society. Contemporary Boxing Day in many countries is now a "shopping holiday" associated with after-Christmas sales."

I didn't know that the United States doesn't have Boxing Day. And I also learned that it originated from the UK.

So those websites are worth checking out if you want to know what Boxing Day is really about. Best Blogger Tips
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