by Anura Guruge
>> Boxing Day
>> — Dec. 23, 2012.
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It is here. The day after Christmas — Boxing Day.
It is a major holiday for the British and much of the Commonwealth. A more jolly and festive British equivalent to the Friday after Thanksgiving; lots of sports and some shopping for those so inclined. Of course, it goes without saying, since it is a British holiday that a bit booze is consumed, here and there.
Hunting, fox hunting, used to be a big thing on Boxing Day. Still remember seeing a classic hunt, over the hills, in Owslebury, Hants (that is Hampshire) in 1974.
A Bit of Background …
From ‘Time’ magazine. Click to access.
From ‘About.com’. Click to access.
And, of course, Test Cricket — invariably with England playing Australia.
[That is two separate countries, not two cities in South Africa.]