26 December 2008

box til you drop

Temple Street / Birmingham, England
Boxing Day in England (as well in other member countries of the Commonwealth of Nations - a voluntary association of 53 independent sovereign states most of which are former British colonies, or dependencies of these colonies) is celebrated today. It is based on the tradition of the wealthy giving gifts to their service staff and other less fortunate members of society. However, no surprise that contemporary Boxing Day in many countries is now a shoppers holiday filled with the frenzy of after-Christmas sales.

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