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Old 01-02-2007, 08:17 PM   #1
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For everyone outside the US, what is Boxing Day? I know it's the day after Christmas, Dec. 26, but what is? It was mentioned in a thread here currently, plus I've just always been curious.

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Old 01-02-2007, 08:30 PM   #2
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I think that's when you box up all the gifts you don't want and return them to the store to get cash to pay off your maxed out credit cards.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxing_day

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Old 01-02-2007, 08:34 PM   #4
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It's another day off work that's what it is. A bank holiday (national holiday)
Used to mean tripple time or double time and an extra days holiday.

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So you get Christmas off, and the next day as well? Isn't that a sweet deal. So this year, did you get an extra day off since Christmas was on a Sunday?

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I get any day off I want but for example... (I've had 3 weeks)

If Christmas is on Saturday then you get

Saturday, Sunday. Monday (Christmas Holiday), (Tuesday) (Boxing Day Holiday)

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How can we rig that over here?

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How can we rig that over here?
We need to create a holiday that honors the people who were forced/bound to work for us- African Americans. That would be the corollary for the U.S. We need to get Kwanzaa off or something or a national no-more slavery day where nobody has to work, or something.

It's not exactly the same thing, but it'd be sorta similar.
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We need to create a holiday that honors the people who were forced/bound to work for us- African Americans. That would be the corollary for the U.S. We need to get Kwanzaa off or something or a national no-more slavery day where nobody has to work, or something.

It's not exactly the same thing, but it'd be sorta similar.
Isn't the concept of celebrating African American heritage by not working a bit racist and stereotyping?

Ever heard of Juneteenth?
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I love that it's observed in Alaska! What a hotbed state for slavery that was . Not to mention that Alaska probably has the least amount of and percentage of African Americans than any other state.
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