Boxing Day

The day after Christmas has long been a generally observed holiday in the UK. Here in the US, it is a day of work, although with Christmas falling on a Friday a large number of people are taking it is a vaction. I am not one of those, although depending on the weather, I may take January 2nd and drive to the mountains and ski.

One advantage of having just a single day is that the bin men are collecting the waste and recyclables from Christmas, a day later than our usual Thursday pickup. When I was growing up in the UK, if Christmas Day, Boxing Day, or their  Bank Holiday replacements fell on  Monday we would not have a collection between the week before Christmas and well into the New Year. This was not an ideal time to not have rubbish collected.

Published in: on 26 December, 2008 at 7:02  Comments (1)  

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  1. Happy Boxing/Bin Collection Day!

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