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Old 12-24-2004, 07:34 AM   #1
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Big Grin Boxing day

I never heard of it until I saw it on this forum and now thanks to my British mother-in-law I know what it is! She said it started when the servants had to work Christmas day to wait on the rich folks, so the day after they were given the day off and allowed to box up the good Christmas leftovers from the rich people's parties to take to their families. I had no idea, how interesting. Well happy Boxing day to anyone who celebrates it!
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Old 12-24-2004, 07:41 AM   #2
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yeowwwww boxing day! an english tradition if ever there was one, of which there are many i'll grant you. is nothing more than an extra day away from the nose to the grindstone but appreciated all the same.
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So now you guys get 2 days off if you don't work for the rich 'gentry' folk?
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I am so lame, I thought it had to do with boxing up decorations or taking stuff back or even boxing the sport My mother in law is from Wales near the English town of Chester.
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We have Boxing Day in Canada. It's a holiday (along with Christmas Day) and essentially it's like Black Friday in the US - cheap shopping for people who don't mind crowds and fighting other women for that last pair of size 7.5 shoes.
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Old 12-24-2004, 03:44 PM   #6
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We have boxing day (Uk & Ireland).
A lot of shops open on boxing day here (for a few hours). Usually it marks the start of the sales.
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boxing day = footy day
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Old 12-24-2004, 06:01 PM   #8
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I'd heard the term "Boxing day" thrown around but didn't know what it was, so thanks for telling us about it U2Kitten!
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I'm gonna buy the "Spiderman 2" DVD for just $7 Canadians. WWOOOAAAHHHH!!!!!!
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Boxing Day in Australia (those on the east coast), means the yacht race from Sydney to Hobart. Around about 100 yachts participate and it takes between 3 to 7 days to complete.

A friend of mine did it a few years ago and she lost about 6 kilograms (about 14 pounds) in 5 days from being so seasick. It is a very tough yacht race.
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I'm gonna buy the "Spiderman 2" DVD for just $7 Canadians. WWOOOAAAHHHH!!!!!!
Holy crap!!!!
Where?!?!?!
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Boxing Day = really really cheaps cds and dvds

I haven't decided if I am going to join the crowd and do the crazy shopping thing. I'll have to check the flyers (which are all in todays paper)
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Holy crap!!!!
Where?!?!?!
NOWHERE!!!!!
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so is anyone going to watch some old videos of Muhammed Ali, George Foreman et al on Boxing Day?

Ah, puns.
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We have Boxing Day in Canada. It's a holiday (along with Christmas Day) and essentially it's like Black Friday in the US - cheap shopping for people who don't mind crowds and fighting other women for that last pair of size 7.5 shoes.
Same here except it's called 2nd Christmas day.
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