Just wanted to send out a quick post to our friends and clients in Canada (and the UK) to wish them a Happy Boxing Day!
What’s Boxing Day?
According to Wikipedia (granted, that’s not always the best source), Boxing Day is “based on the tradition of giving gifts to the less fortunate members of society. Contemporary Boxing Day in many countries is now a “shopping holiday” associated with after-Christmas sales.” It’s believed that Boxing Day originated in England in the Middle Ages.
Boxing Day marks the
kick face off of the World Junior Hockey Championships. This is a big deal in Canada (think college football bowl season / NCAA basketball sort of big).
Team Canada is shooting for a fifth straight gold medal.
All I know about hockey is that it’s played on ice with sticks, nets and a puck. That, and four (or five) straight world championship gold medals and 11 golds since 1990 means you’re good. Really good.
I have to root for Team USA – the last team other than Canada to win gold (in 2004) . But if I were a betting man, my money would be on Team Canada.
So Happy Boxing Day, and good luck to Team Canada in “the drive for five”!