Saturday, 26 December 2009
Today is BOXING DAY. In Britain, Boxing Day is celebrated on the following day after Christmas Day, that´s it on the 26th of December. It´s a public holiday, so people don´t work today. Traditionally it was the day to open the box containing gifts to give to poor people. And the tradition still continues today. At schools, for instance, pupils put presents in Xmas Boxes to be sent to poorer countries.
But Boxing Day is also the day when families get together: they watch sports, play boardgames or go on walks in the countryside.
And it is also the day when the New Year sales start!
Happy Boxing Day!