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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Boxing Day In Scotland

In Scotland, the day following Christmas Day is called Boxing Day. This word comes from the custom which started in the Middle Ages around 800 years ago: churches would open their alms boxes, boxes in which people had placed gifts of money, and distribute the contents to poor people in the neighbourhood on the day after Christmas. The tradition continues today, small gifts are often given to delivery workers such as postmen and children who deliver newspapers.

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