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Happy Boxing Day everyone!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JR, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. JR

    JR Active Member

    Since it falls on a Saturday, most Canucks also get Monday off.

    HC of course has to work tonight but we'll catch Canada/Latvia this afternoon, the opening game of the World Junior Hockey Championship and then tonight it's the Leafs and the Habs

    Boxing Day is the Canuck equivalent of Black Friday. Sales everywhere, idiots out fighting for parking spots at malls.
     
  2. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Happy Boxing Day to you too JR.

    As the WJC hockey is to Canada, soccer is in my part of the world. I remember getting up, having a cold turkey sandwich before walking down to the stadium if my team was at home on Boxing Day.

    Now, the games are all more spread out, but that just means there's three EPL games to watch all morning, including Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers in five minutes.
     
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    jr what are the origins of boxing day?
     
  4. JR

    JR Active Member

    As good an explanation as any

    http://www.pauldenton.co.uk/Boxingday.htm

    GB-Hack probably knows better than I---it's a British tradition which we picked up----like celebrating Queen Victoria's birthday in May
     
  5. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Except there are now "Boxing Week" sales which will last pretty much right through to New Year's.

    Considering how many people get gift cards for Christmas, it's just as busy in the week following the big day as it is the week before.
     
  6. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Based on this description though wouldn't Boxing Day be Monday?

    "Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing day is classed as the Christmas Season with Boxing day falling on the following Monday if December 26th falls on a Saturday or Sunday."
     
  7. JR

    JR Active Member

    For work purposes, you get the following Monday off if Boxing Day falls on the weekend but it's not one of those moveable holidays--the day IS the day. ;)
     
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Gotcha - thanks .
     
  9. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    My old man was a British Army vet who loved the Boxing Day tradition of the officers trading spots with the enlisted men.

    No mall for Boxng Day insanity for this kid. I am watching the Little Caesar's Bowl before the Canuckistan-Latvia "game".
     
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    They call it Boxing Day because of the people fighting for position at the Wal-Mart return counter.
     
  11. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    If that really were the case, they'd call it Shit Show Day. :eek: ;D
     
  12. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Get it right, people. It's the Feast of Stephen (see: Wenceslas, Good King).
     
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