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Boxing Day – lucky for some: unlucky for wrens

Posted in CHRISTMAS with tags , , , , , , on December 26, 2008 by echostains
Tom Smith cracker

Tom Smith cracker

 

I never knew there were so many traditions associated with Boxing day.  From giving gifts to the lower classes of people to the stoning of wrens!   Apparently this to relates to the stoning of St Stephen (whose birthday it also is).  There are some interesting facts about Boxing Day on these sites: –http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/boxingday.asp

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

Tom Smith

 http://www.thekingofcrackers.co.uk/reproduction-prints.htm

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