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26 December » Philoxenos

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26 December

27th December 2007

26 December

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Go have a look at your calendar. Look at the box marked 26 December. Most of you will see written “Boxing Day”. I remember, before I moved to NZ, I always wondered what Boxing Day was. I knew it was celebrated by some Commonwealth countries, so it had some British ties. I even asked a Canadian once what Boxing Day was and she gave me some vague information about giving away toys or boxing up things for the poor or something like that.

When I married and moved to New Zealand I discovered that Boxing Day is a public holiday! No work! Gotta like that. Although the origins of Boxing Day were a bit fuzzy, I’m always willing to do my patriotic duty and take a holiday.

Yesterday, Aussie Kim at Homeschool Savvy  did a great post on the meaning of Boxing Day. Hop over there and have a quick read so you’ll know the meaning behind Boxing Day, from an Australian’s perspective.

My resident Kiwi, Handsome, was pretty bummed on Christmas night because he knew he had to go to work on Boxing Day. All day long he just felt it was so weird to have to work on Boxing Day. It’s funny how something like that can really throw you off.

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  1. 1 On December 28th, 2007, Terri said:

    Hi Michelle,
    It was last Boxing Day when you guys told us that you were hoping to return to the States, so it holds sad memories for me. This year we had a quiet day and only managed to drag ourselves to the movies.
    By the way, its called Boxing day because the rich boxed up their leftovers and gave them to their servants or th epoor.
    We enjoyed Christmas lunch with the Bartrams and Christmas night with the Alexanders, and your names were mentioned as we all missed you guys.
    Happy 2008 to you all!!!May God continue to bless you and your family.

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