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Saturday, 25 December 2010

Boxing Day...

The picture above is from my temporary digs in Cairns. This is the box room come office. The computer is squashed in to the side. The box room leads off into a small bathroom that would be an ensuite if I was using the room for it’s intended purpose of being a bedroom but it’s become what I call the pool room. Only my togs (swimsuit) hang out in there.

So – Boxing Day in Australia – no it’s not about boxes that are waiting to be unpacked when I have a permanent home. It’s about this…

Boxing Day got its name from an old tradition when employers boxed gifts for their workers on the day after Christmas.


http://goaustralia.about.com/cs/eventsfestivals/a/boxingday.htm

Or, in reality, it’s about the after xmas sales where people max out their credit cards and then whine for months afterwards about their bills. Humans…fascinating…

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3 comments:

anny cook said...

Love it...both boxing days!

Abigail-Madison Chase said...

I always thought us was a rebellion of some sort

Amarinda Jones said...

No, it's an old English tradition that we still carry on as we like public holidays and time off work. And we've certainly had some stousches against the English and colonization - the Eureka Stockade comes ro mind.