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As a child, I thought is was strange to see Boxing Day on my calendar. I thought it was a day everyone was supposed to box or it was a reminder to put the boxes from Christmas in the trash. snopes.com: Boxing Day Origins
I never looked it up until today. I am now learning that Boxing Day used to be a day that bosses gave presents to their staff and such, like a Christmas "box". As time went on, the meaning of the day diminished and now it is just another day off from school and work. Who wouldn't love another day off around Christmas? I wonder how many get paid for the extra time off. Boxing Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This holiday is mainly celebrated by Canadians, UK, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand. In some parts of the world who celebrate, Boxing Day, it is a day to shop and spend money. In the USA, we call it Black Friday. Ha Ha! Many children I knew growing up honored Boxing Day by spending all the Christmas cash that was burning a hole in their small pockets. They just didn't know they were doing it. LOL!
FYI - St. Stephens Day is also December 26. He was an original deacon of the church and looked over the widows and the poor. He was stoned to death and asked God not to punish the ones that killed him. What Is Boxing Day? — FactMonster.com
Now, I need to go and buy gifts for my servants or should I ask my 2 young masters, who I wait on daily, to buy me a gift for Boxing Day.