Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Day after Christmas madness and celebrations

If you live in England, Australia, Canada, or New Zealand, you'll be celebrating Boxing Day today. I didn't know much about this holiday, but it appears that the celebration began with good intentions.

Boxing Day began in 19th-century Britain, under rule of Queen Victoria. During this time, the day was known as St. Stephen's Day. It gave the upper class a chance to give cash or other gifts to those of lower classes. Check out additional information about the holiday, including two theories of how the day received its name at Kaboose.

Did you know that for nearly 20 years, the candy cane only came in one color? Do you know which color? Today is National Candy Cane Day. You can find out interesting trivia and the history of this holiday staple at Candy USA!

If you didn't get the present you really wanted, then just whine about it. After all, today is National Whiner's Day. The true meaning of this celebration is located here.

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