Happy Boxing Day!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time Licensed State of Oregon
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It's December 26th -- the day after Christmas.

It's over folks!!

But wait . . . there's more.

December 26th is Boxing Day -- a tradition celebrated by our friends . . . and former sparring partners . . . the Brits!

Let's take the day of December 26th and do some more holiday good cheer stuff!! 

HAPPY BOXING DAY EVERYONE!!

. . . it's not only just the British who celebrate Boxing Day.

Quite a few countries recognize December 26 as Boxing Day, or St. Stephan's Day, or Second Christmas Day, or Goodwill Day:

The UK, (England, Scotland, Wales), Ghana, Australia, Jamaica, Canada, Germany, Greenland, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Trindad & Tobago, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Scandinavia, Poland, Nigeria. Austria, Italy, Sweden, Croatia, Ireland, Finland, Estonia, Norway, Denmark, etc.

 Anyway . . . beginning in the Middle Ages, the tradition started with folks giving of their gifts to charity.  Many of the folks were the upper crust of society.  They would box things up . . . and distribute clothing and charitable items to the poor and needy.

"Boxing" up leftovers was common after the feast, (when they didn't have fridges, makes sense).  The day after Christmas kept the spirit of giving alive.

So in the tradition of Boxing Day/St. Stephen's Day . . . I'm giving you some left-overs:

 

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Thanks for the history lesson. Happy Boxing Day to you too!

December 26, 2011 02:10 PM
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I agree with Deven's comment...I love "lore", and now know where the Brit's got this idea from.

December 26, 2011 02:50 PM
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Barbara Hensley
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Carla - I did know it was Boxing Day...only because I heard it on television this morning!  Enjoy your evening.

December 26, 2011 04:15 PM
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Yeah...Happy Boxing Day :)!  Do I get any presents?  JK!  Thanks for the leftovers Carla and have a terrific day!

December 26, 2011 05:43 PM
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Carla, that video is way too funny! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

December 26, 2011 06:09 PM
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Hi Carla - Happy Boxing day to you as well, and hope you are enjoying the holiday season.

December 26, 2011 10:06 PM
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Boxing day seems a good tradition to me.  I have more food left over here than we will ever eat, need to distribute turkey sandwiches to the masses. 

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I never knew what Boxing Day actually was all about, but now that I know, it makes perfect sense. 

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Carla, Thank you for the information. I  stopped by to wish you Happy and  Prosperous New Year.

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