26 December 2011

What the heck is Boxing Day?

From some website: Traditionally, 26 December was the day to open the Christmas Box to share the contents with the poor. The Christmas box was a wooden or clay container where people placed gifts. 

What a nice tradition. I don't think that they do this anymore. Today the main thing going on seems to be a transit worker strike.

1 comment:

  1. I thought it was the day you "boxed" things up when you bought them on after Xmas sale. Like me...I buy everything on Dec 26.