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From: Eliz Hanebury <>
Subject: Re: [B&D] Multi cultural celebration time: 20-31 December inc
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 17:23:54 -0500
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Isn't it the day gifts (in Boxes) were taken round to friends?


On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 5:07 PM, Nancy Frey <> wrote:
> Hi David,
> The celebration of Boxing Day is one thing that differentiates Canada from the US.  Not only do we
> celebrate it, but many people do their shopping for next Christmas as most stores have a "Boxing
> Week Sale".  However, I don't know the origin of Boxing Day, nor do any of my friends.  Anybody
> know?  I suppose I could google it, but I'd like to hear what you people think it celebrates.
> Merry Christmas, Happy Boxing Day and all the best for 2012 to my fellow Listers.
> Regards,
> Nancy Frey
> Newcastle, Ontario, CANADA
> OPC for Ansford  & Castle Cary, Somerset
> Owner/Moderator of Yahoo! FULFORD_North Devon Group
> Owner/Moderator of Yahoo! DAVIDGE Connections Group
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> Subject: Re: [B&D] Multi cultural celebration time: 20-31 December inc
>> Thank you Elizabeth for a most informative and  interesting letter about
>> Christmas and other celebrations in the Middle  East. I hope all Nations will
>> try to tolerate the various religious  festivals.
>> I must say that a culture shock for me when I emigrated to the  USA in 1966
>> was that Boxing Day (December 26 for those who do not celebrate it)  was
>> not celebrated, or even known, and I had to go to work. The first year it
>> made me very depressed because our part of the family always hosted the  Boxing
>> Day party and there they were celebrating it without me. My fault of
>> course.
>> Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year and 2012 to each  and
>> everyone.
>> David (Beecham) PA-USA, where it is a very sunny day but at 30  F quite
>> nippy.
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