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    Default Do other country's have a boxing day?

    Was curious to know if other country’s like the US have a boxing day like the UK (The 26th December)????

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    • In Britain many years ago, it was common practice for the servants to carry boxes to their employers when they arrived for their day's work on the day after Christmas. Their employers would then put coins in the boxes as special end-of-year gifts. This can be compared with the modern day concept of Christmas bonuses. The servants carried boxes for the coins, hence the name Boxing Day.
    • In churches, it was traditional to open the church's donation box on Christmas Day, and the money in the donation box was to be distributed to the poorer or lower class citizens on the next day. In this case, the "box" in "Boxing Day" comes from that one gigantic lockbox in which the donations were left.

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    Default Re: Do other country's have a boxing day?

    Not really, its a British Holiday.

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    In Canada, we have a boxing day..........celebrated with boxing day sales & specials......come on out and buy some more. lol (Not me, I'm done) Lots of pushing and shoving going on, line-ups everywhere........no returns on this day.......as the stores try to squeeze every last nickle from you, with visions of 75% off everything.

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    Default Re: Do other country's have a boxing day?

    In South Africa we have the traditional English boxing day, just as you escribed. Of course South Africa was an English Colony so that explains the influence.

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    In Jamaica we ahve boxing day and usually just an extra day for fun and sun at the beach or at home sleeping...lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C L
    In Canada, we have a boxing day..........celebrated with boxing day sales & specials......come on out and buy some more. lol (Not me, I'm done) Lots of pushing and shoving going on, line-ups everywhere........no returns on this day.......as the stores try to squeeze every last nickle from you, with visions of 75% off everything.

    lol CL .... you're just a day early .... they're closed .... tomorrow though, won't be me though .... on christmas eve the stores looked like a war zone, can't imagine there is too much of anything left.

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    Yes but for us in Holland its jus an extra free day !

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    Default Re: Do other country's have a boxing day?

    Yes Boxing Day for the Aussies too!! We'll take any day for a day off.

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    Ah! It looks like the brits did leave something good in some countries. (Makes a change)
    A day of work is always a good thing, 2 or 3 would of been better..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collectors-info
    Ah! It looks like the brits did leave something good in some countries. (Makes a change)
    A day of work is always a good thing, 2 or 3 would of been better..

    lol Chris

    Do you mean a day of work or a day off of work??

    Surely you must mean a day off, lol

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    Whooooooooops! Yes,Yes,Yes,Yes, I mean OFF WORK. I couldt do 2 days on the trot this close to new year. lol (Hic)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collectors-info
    Whooooooooops! Yes,Yes,Yes,Yes, I mean OFF WORK. I couldt do 2 days on the trot this close to new year. lol (Hic)

    lol ...that's what I thought Chris, but sounds like you've had a few days at the trough ... (hic and all, hiccup) ... ah, you deserve it I am certain!!

    Now back to work, lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collectors-info
    Ah! It looks like the brits did leave something good in some countries. (Makes a change)
    A day of work is always a good thing, 2 or 3 would of been better..
    2 things good Chris - I'm Aussie but English parents so there is another thing that the English left good : ) he he he he...
    Excuse my bad sense of humour. Everyone reading this is I am sure thinking what a bad mix!!!! - A whinger with an Australian Accent!! lol

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