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Happy Boxing Day, Happy St. Stephen’s Day

I first encountered Boxing Day when I lived in Botswana, a former British Colony. If you'd like to do a little quick research into this custom, here are two good sites.

Boxing Day is a public holiday celebrated in the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Australia and many other members of the Commonwealth of Nations on December 26, the day after Christmas Day or alternatively on the next weekday after Christmas.

Click here for more fascinating facts and background on the origins of Boxing Day from Wikipedia.

Click here for a wonderful rendition on the origin of Boxing Day and wonderful Irish stories about the link of wrens to Boxing Day.

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