Boxing Day – nyrkkeilypäivä?!


Monet oppilaat joulun alla kysyvät, miksi tapaninpäivää kutsutaan englannin kielessä nimellä Boxing Day – mikä ihmeen nyrkkeilypäivä se oikein on? Ei, tässä tilanteessa ei viitata nyrkkeilyyn, vaan nimi juontaa juurensa kolehtilippaasta, alms box tai collection box.

Boxing Day takes place on December 26th and is only celebrated in a few countries. It was started in the UK about 800 years ago in the Middle Ages. It was the day when the alms box, collection boxes for the poor often kept in churches, were opened so that the contents could be distributed to poor people. Some churches still open these boxes on Boxing Day.

http://www.whychristmas.com/customs/boxingday.shtml

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One response to “Boxing Day – nyrkkeilypäivä?!

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