Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
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Boxing Day

When is Boxing Day this year?

I used to think that "Boxing Day" = "26 December", but it seems that at least originally, Boxing Day was "the first weekday after Christmas", when service workers received Christmas-boxes—which makes sense, since the milkman, postman, etc. would typically not work on a Sunday (would they?).

So would Boxing Day be on 27 December this year?

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