Saturday, January 2, 2010

Boxing Day

"Boxing Day" celebrated in many British Commonwealth Nations, including Canada, has a Boxing Day, but it has nothing to do with Pugilism.

It refers instead to a tradition of packing "Boxes" of treats and necessities for the less privileged.

Boxing as a pugilistic sport is something else entirely, the day is associated with charity, the other with ritualized violence (making it one of my favorite sports!).

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