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Boxing Day

Start talking Boxing Day and most Americans will give you a quizzical look. The English, however, will start talking about all the sales. Boxing Day was originally all about giving employees and domestic helpers a day off and a little Christmas bonus in the form of cloth, grains, tools, money and even leftovers from the holiday feast the day before. Over the years, the holiday has lost its meaning and become much like Black Friday – all about shopping and consumption. Continue reading