The title says it all. The kids have stopped school for Christmas, so even less time than usual for blogging.
Here is today’s photo – a selection of Christmas Trees on my hall table – can you spot the two made by 2 of my kids?!!
Following on from yesterday’s post. I must say I was amazed by how few countries actually have Christmas Crackers – I suppose some things are just so much part of Christmas, that we tend to overlook the uniqueness of them. So my quest is to find other unique traditions, and my next one is BOXING Day.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Boxing Day is a public holiday celebrated in the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Australia and many other Commonwealth countries on December 26, the day after Christmas Day; or alternatively on the next weekday after Christmas.
The term originates in Victorian-era Britain, for the day after Christmas, when the rich would box up gifts and bring them to the poor, and also to their own servants (for whom Boxing Day, of flesh, wine, and pine logs to a poor man on St. Stephen’s Day).
The term also refers to the fact that children traditionally opened their money-boxes on this day to access the money they had received over the Christmas period
So – Do you have Boxing Day? Or do you have another name for 26th December? And how do you usually spend the day?
For us it is usually a chance to eat lots more food, often leftovers from Christmas Day, but I love more Christmas Dinner on Boxing Day. In fact I may enjoy it more, as there is little effort required – just some reheating.
It is also a chance to meet up with the rest of your close relatives you haven’t seen on Christmas Day, and usually some more presents to exchange/deliver.
As an older teenager, I used to go for a long walk in Glenarriff Forest, and then go to Lara Lodge for some warm refreshments. It was always great to get out in the air. This year we will travel to my parents house, and I am sure it will be another lovely day.
So, as always, please share what you do, if anything, on the day after Christmas.
Take care, and I hope you enjoy the Christmas festivites, wherever you are in the world.