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    Boxing Day?

    26th December is called "the boxing day" ... but why?

    can anyone throw any significance to it? I have always wondered about this one every year but never really found out.

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    Once Santa Clause went into a Fight with Snow Man and they officaily called that boxing day lol

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    That is the best respone I have ever heard! and I like it!
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    hah thanks Vic
    Nah i havnt really figed it out sorry 1919

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    Boxing Day is a public holiday observed in many Commonwealth countries on 26 December. In many European countries it is also a holiday, called St Stephen's Day or the Second Day of Christmas. Strictly defined as the first weekday after Christmas [1], popular usage [2] has more recently maintained that Boxing Day always falls on the 26th, and that its associated public holiday may fall on a different day.

    There is much dispute over the true origins of Boxing Day, but one common story of the holiday's origins is that servants and tradesmen received Christmas gifts from their employers on the first weekday after Christmas, the day after the family celebrations. These were generally called their "Christmas boxes." Another story is that this is the day that priests broke open the collection boxes and distributed the money to the poor.

    In Commonwealth countries (barring India), any fixed-date holidays falling on Saturday or Sunday are often observed on the next weekday, so if Boxing Day falls on a Saturday then Monday 28 December is a public holiday; while, if Christmas Day is a Saturday then both Monday 27 December and Tuesday 28 December will be public holidays. In the government holiday listings of the United Kingdom for 2004, the bank holiday in lieu of Boxing Day was observed on Monday 27 December, before the holiday in lieu of Christmas Day on Tuesday 28 December.

    Boxing Day and the following day often features retail bargains in Canada.

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    Nicely put keir your good at this tuff thanks now i no

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    Thanx Keir !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoRzA_InTeR
    Once Santa Clause went into a Fight with Snow Man and they officaily called that boxing day lol
    F*cking Hell! That was the singular best quote on this forum, ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miki
    F*cking Hell! That was the singular best quote on this forum, ever!

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    im feeling welcome everyday ! thanks guys

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