December 26: Boxing Day

Welcome to The Yule Log, a blog that explores the spirit of Christmas, counting down to Christmas 2012. Day One is December 26, a day of rest and relaxation.  Not!  This is the second day of the traditional twelve days of Christmas celebration, ending with the Feast of the Epiphany.  The party has just started!  According to the Christmas song on this day, “my true love gave to me two turtle doves.”

Also, in England and Canda, this day is Boxing Day, the traditional time for wealthy people to box their leftovers and distribute them to the poor.  Jeremy and I have overstuffed refrigerators, so boxing up the leftovers is a good idea.

In addition, this is the Feast of St. Stephen, recognized as the first Christian martyr, the “protomartyr.”

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