哪一天是Boxing Day?

英国有个假日,叫The Boxing Day,通常都在12月26日,即圣诞节后那一天。

传说,主人在26日那一天,送给仆人一盒盒的礼物,以示感激,让仆人休息一天。

可是,今年的圣诞节落在星期六,26号是星期天,本来就是仆人的传统休假日,所以,今年的 Boxing Day, 不是26号,而是27号星期一,即是‘圣诞后的第一个工作日’。

Boxing Day :圣诞后的第一个工作日

我发现媒体都称今天(26号)是Boxing Day, 特地查证了一下,以上是牛津辞典的说明。也就是说,很多人都搞错了,连报章和新闻报道都说今天是Boxing Day,看来大家索性将错就错,我这个Chinese那么在意干什么呢?我又不是英国人!反正,26号这一天,管它什么传统意义,很多人都忙着大减价购物血拼,争个头破血流比较重要。

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Janet Williams 張玉雲

I am Janet Williams, an academic living in the southeast of England. I blog about culture, history, languages and my community. I created Chandler's Ford Today. During my spare time, I make Origami. Thank you for stopping by.

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