26 décembre 2008

Boxing day

En Grande bretagne, on appelle le lendemain de Noel: Le "Boxing Day", c'est une journee feriee, j'ai toujours pense qu'on appelait ce lendemain de fete comme ca parce que ca boxe dans notre tete a cause de tout le Champagne bu, et tout ce papier craquant et bruyant.
Mais ma fille me dit que le Boxing Day est le jour ou l'on va echanger tous les cadeaux dont on ne veut pas, d'ou les echanges de box, des boites.
In UK, the day after Christmas is called the Boxing Day, I've always thought that the name came from all the drinks we had the night and the day before, all those Champagne bubbles were boxing in the head, hence a boxing day.
But Helene says that it is on that day that we go back to the shops to exchange all the presents we got and don't want.
Whatever it is, it's day off, and we are going to enjoy it tremendously.

11 commentaires:

Jeannie a dit…

While that is the day that everyone heads to the store, I think there was a meaning for it prior to that...I'll have to look it up...because years ago, the stores weren't open on Boxing Day to take stuff back to.

Roséemimie a dit…

Je pense que to ncadau u n'as pas due l'échanger ! Car c'est le fait d'être avec tes enfants ! Ce bébé c'est pour quand ? As tu passé un beau Noel ?
J'étais hier chez ma voisine et ses enfants de Lyon étaient là . Ce matin messe pour la première fois dans mon village une église du XI eme jolie... Puis repas chez maman couverte de cadeaux mais un est partit pour la première fois se faire échanger maman s'est trompée...Mais si gâtée que cela n'est rien...
Tu rentres quand ? Profite bie nde ces moments...
Gros gros bisousss Kitem et à toute ta famille.
Mimie

alicesg a dit…

Very interesting to know what is boxing day. When I was young I thought it is a day for Muhammad Ali the boxer....lol. Hope you have an enjoyable christmas party yesterday. I had so fun with my family and my siblings and families. :)

Britt-Arnhild a dit…

jul! Merry Christmas.

Well, what I have heard of this day in UK is that they make boxes with gifts for the servants :-)

Jean-Luc a dit…

maintenant je sais ce qu'est le "boxing-day" ! Merci et bonnes fêtes

Jules~ a dit…

Boxing Day always made me laugh. The first thing that always comes to my mind is imagining two guys in a boxing ring. I once thought it was a big "fight" day for Canada. Now I think though that it has something to do with throwing out the old and house cleaning.

So good to sit here and catch up with you my friend. There has been so much coming and going here and then the snow shut down my internet for a while.

Piondröm a dit…

Hi
Here in Sweden are the days after Christmas the days you go to the stores and look for sales.
The days you see that the things you bouth before Christmas, now is on sale for the half price...
Beautiful fota on christmas dekorated room.
Have a nice ending on the Christmas hollyday.
Ken

Helene a dit…

Tu racontes que la moitie de mon histoire!!! Boxing day is the day when rich people boxed up the presents they did not want to give to charity. but nowadays with strong consumer rights, people go and exchange their presents. But that's only recent, traditionally it is a charitable day.

tweetey30 a dit…

I have heard the term here.. LOL.. Hope you are enjoying your visiting and pleae let me know what you think of her package when it arrives. I mailed it this last Monday. It should be there by Monday or Tuesday hopefully but with the Holiday in there it might be a few days later..

Sara a dit…

Judging by some comments here, it seems that all around the world everyone does the same thing after Christmas - go back to the stores for sales and to return and exchange gifts....it is certainly true here in the USA. A much more pleasant way to spend the time (which is what I am trying to do) is to enjoy some peace and tranquility at home, doing a little reading, a little writing, and a blogging.

Best wishes for the New Year, Kitem! I have enjoyed visiting your blog this year.

Sara

Touring in Brittany a dit…

Comme quoi, e bay ne fait que reprendre la tradition..