0

Happy Boxing day! #BoxingDay

Boxing Day is todayback story @ NYTimes & more

Happy holiday!

No, that’s not a late greeting: Dec. 26 really is an official holiday of one kind or another in many countries.

In Britain, Canada and other Commonwealth nations, today is Boxing Day, a name that was inspired by boxes, not fighting.

Traditionally, it was a day to give a box of money or gifts to servants and the needy; now, it’s usually a day for shopping or sports events.

Germany, the Netherlands and the Scandinavian countries are among those that celebrate Dec. 26 as the Second Day of Christmas — all that’s left of the original Twelve Days, once widely observed.

Italy and other countries with large Catholic populations observe today as the day of St. Stephen’s feast (when “Good King Wenceslas” looked out, as in the carol).

Today is also Slovenia’s Independence Day, South Africa calls it the Day of Goodwill, and parts of Ireland mark it as Wren’s Day.


Join 7,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython in 2018 – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — The many, many manufacturing processes listed on Wikipedia

Wearables — A bevel illusion

Electronics — Blown transistor?

Biohacking — We are Wired to Exercise at a Moderate Pace

Python for Microcontrollers — Make It Move with Crickit!

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.