Monday, December 06, 2004

Boxing Day

(According to the Department Of Canadian Heritage)

The day after Christmas, the Feast of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr, is better known as Boxing Day. The term may come from the opening of church poor boxes that day; maybe from the earthenware boxes with which boy apprentices collected money at the doors of their masters' clients.

Nowadays, we often see, in certain families, gifts (boxes) given to those who provide services throughout the year.

Boxing Day is also celebrated in The Netherlands and I am happy to write that I will be in Amsterdam this Boxing Day. I'm going to visit my sister.

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