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Thursday, 26 December 2013

Happy Boxing Day

Happy Boxing Day Everyone - 26th December.

Now, what's the origin of Boxing Day?

                                               Photograph source from www.wallpaperholidays.com

Boxes of Gifts
Traditionally, it is the day following Christmas Day, when employers would give their servants Christmas Boxes containing gifts. In fact, all tradesmen such as postmen, lamplighters, watchmen, chimneysweeps, and all underlings were expected to receive gifts or monetary tips from the wealthy folks who used their services.

It is also known as St. Stephen's Day - a day commemorating this little known Saint who attained fame by being the first matyred for his faith by being stoned to death shortly after Christ's cruxification. He is also known as "Good King Wenceslas" in the famous carol).

Modern Day's Boxing Day
In some countries, it is also known as the Bank Holiday.

These days, it is for gathering with family, usually spending time together, opening Christmas gifts and eating leftovers from previous days' Christmas feasts.

In some countries, it is a day of Sports events such as Boxing matches, hunting, horseracing and football.

Enjoy this special day!

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