Thursday, December 26, 2019

Bountiful Boxing Day

The Brits and those across its former empire call today, the weekday after Christmas, “Boxing Day.” Wikipedia cites the Oxford English Dictionary definition:
The first weekday after Christmas day, observed as a holiday on which postmen, errand boys, and servants of various kinds expect to receive a Christmas box.
As you can see, Boxing Day has nothing whatsoever to do with pugilism or fisticuffs. It denotes a definite sense of noblesse oblige and it’s appearance here reflects COTTonLINE’s Anglophile bias.