Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Happy Boxing Day

Happy Boxing Day to everyone and also a Joyous Feast of Stephen. In most parts of Europe and all over the U.K. this is a holiday just below Christmas in importance. There are various explanations for the history but the one I like is that this is the day when the donations to the charity box in the church are distributed to the poor, Christmas being the day when the box was traditionally opened. St. Stephen's day is a celebration of the Christian Saint known as the first martyr. Most modern folks only know of it from the old Christmas carol Good King Wenceslas. Regardless of the tradition have a nice day.

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