Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Boxing Day

I have kept hearing about Boxing Day and the ritual of it. What did it mean, Boxing Day? Is it the international celebration of the great physical sport of boxing? Is this the day that Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, George Forman & Lennox Lewis were appreciated and celebrated for their sporting achievements and lauded for the entertainment that they brought to hordes of sports enthusiasts? Or is this the day that they released the controversial movie Boxing Helena? Lol, just kidding!!

Boxing day is a holiday celebrated in The United Kingdom & most of the Commonwealth Countries - but not here in India - and falls today, the 26th of December! It has been referred to as the day that most people 'box' away the Christmas decorations and keep them aside till the next year. There are also 'Boxing Day' sales, in which stores generally sell their after-Christmas stock at much lower prices than usual and I have seen hordes of the public waiting in line to rush into malls at the precise moment that they open! You can save a lot this way but you can also get a nasty injury if you fall and get trampled on. If a woman in high hells trods on your family jewels, you could never father children......or worse become impotent. You could lose your manly voice and start squeaking like a pre-teen girl!

By the way, why are they called Commonwealth Countries?

Because the British Commonly looted all these countries Wealth!!

Song for the day - "No Surprise" - THEORY OF A DEADMAN


  • At 9:42 PM, Blogger Manoj said…

    Roshan, I believe that the origins of Boxing Day, while still in dispute, are different from what you have stated. It's not so much the boxing of Christmas decorations, as it is the wealthier section of society giving their employees something the day after Xmas. Bearing in mind that they have to work on Xmas day rather than spend it with their families, that would make sense. Remember, there weren't any malls back then!
    Anyway, Wikipedia has a number of plausible explanations:

    Happy New Year, Rap Master Roshan!

  • At 7:33 AM, Blogger Roshan said…

    You mean this is not a day to appreciate Mike Tyson? Awww!!

  • At 6:59 PM, Blogger Manoj said…

    Afraid not, but to make your day a little brighter, let's take note of the fact that you didn't complain about the moniker Rap Master Roshan, which means that you are a closet rap fan.
    So I've got some more for you:

    Flava Rosh!! (Check out who Flava Flav is and you will understand. Yeah Boi!!!)
    Ice Ice Roshan (Vanilla Ice's #1 fan)
    and my personal favourite

    He-Rosh, and the Masturbators of the Universe!!!!

    Happy New Year !!!!


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