The library has many interesting resources available for our patrons to use. One that I enjoy browsing is Chase’s Calendar of Events. This gem of a book lists worldwide festivals, celebrations, how certain holidays were started and important events/birthdays.
Have you ever noticed holidays listed on your calendar that you’ve never heard of before? One such holiday is called Boxing Day. I’ve always wondered what it was, so I looked it up using this nifty book. Now I know that Boxing Day, usually December 26th, is recognized as the day to give gifts to people like Postal employees or other public service workers. It is celebrated in many countries such as Canada and the United Kingdom. Continue reading