Boxing Day

I’m off today, because it’s Boxing Day. In Canada and other Commonwealth countries, the day after Christmas is a holiday, known as Boxing Day. The term comes from the practice of giving your employees and those who work for you a box of goodies. Traditionally, you’d give a box to your servants, but some people, like my Grandma, have extended the favour to paper carriers, letter carriers, house cleaners and other modern day helpers.

Of course, in Canada, Boxing Day is now known for massive sales at retail stores. People line up at midnight to take advantage of deals, especially on electronics.

Anyway, I just wanted to explain why I’m not writing much of a post today. Enjoy your December 26th, whatever it means to you.

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