księżycowy wrote:You're right to say that us Murakins don't generally know what Boxing Day is. A quick search leads me to believe it has something to do with this: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxer_Rebellion
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As for Boxing Day, the same site you used could've told you the truth: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxing_Day. Basically it's the day after Christmas and in Canada is a national holiday. Typically, it represented a time for Canadian retailers to offer big sales (a la Black Friday with American Thanksgiving). It started with just one day sales - a sale on Boxing Day itself, which meant that there would sometimes be lines outside retail stores for hours in the early morning. This was especially true before online shopping existed. I guess even though the day has always been a stat holiday, because of the nature of what the day meant (or became?), retail employees could always count on time and a half for hours worked?! Anyway, eventually, particularly once online shopping became a thing, Boxing Day sales became "Boxing Week sales", typically going for the week between Christmas and New Years. Then, our lovely retailers started realizing how many Canadians would go south of the border for US Black Friday and started following suit with their own Black Friday / Cyber Monday. I suppose I shouldn't complain since that just means more opportunity to get stuff for cheap, but it feels like another example of Canadians giving up their identity to our American neighbours.