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    Happy Boxing Day to our Commonwealth Friends

    Today is Boxing Day in Canada, Australia, Britain, New Zealand and other locales - and a great day for post-Christmas sales.

    Living a few miles from the Canadian border I have come to appreciate Boxing Day. In years past we would take the ferry from Orcas to Victoria and enjoy the Boxing Day festivities and sales.

    During one of my trips I learned about the origins of Boxing Day. According the oral legend the people who have much box up the gifts they received but didn't want and re-gifted them to those less fortunate. Another tradition was from the 19th century English custom of giving Christmas boxes containing food or money to those in need, the day after Christmas. And another tradition is that Boxing Day may have come from the opening of church poor boxes that day. It is also known as St. Stephen's Day.

    Whatever tradition, this basic premise of Boxing Day is about giving.

    Enjoy the day.

    Gary Garritan

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    Re: Happy Boxing Day to our Commonwealth Friends

    HAPPY BOXING DAY 2006!



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    Re: Happy Boxing Day to our Commonwealth Friends

    Happy Boxing Day Everyone. I'm listening to Celene Dion's Christmas/BoxingDay Album.

    David

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    Doh! I thought Boxing Day had something to do with the pugilistic sport. Duh.

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    Boxing day sales are craaaazy. Everything is so busy!



    -Chris

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    Re: Happy Boxing Day to our Commonwealth Friends

    [QUOTE=Garritan]Today is [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxing_Day"]
    Whatever tradition, this basic premise of Boxing Day is about giving.

    Enjoy the day.

    [QUOTE]

    Thanks Gary. I'm a bit late picking this one up - but it's never too late to learn! I always thought Boxing Day was related to sport! Come to think of it, shopping for a 'give away' bargain in a department store on Boxing Day is a bit like a rugby scrum! (not sure what the equivalent is in American football - but if you escape without a black eye ...!!)

    Regards, Graham

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    Re: Happy Boxing Day to our Commonwealth Friends

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry G. Alexander
    Doh! I thought Boxing Day had something to do with the pugilistic sport. Duh.
    Yeah! When the kids fight about each others' presents!
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    Happy Boxing Day!

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