Boxing Day is celebrated on December 26th. If it falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, the working day immediately preceding or following Boxing Day is considered a legal holiday.
Boxing Day, also known as the Feast of St. Stephen (after the first Christian martyr), originated in England in the middle of the nineteenth century under Queen Victoria. It originated as a holiday for members of the merchant class to give boxes containing food and fruit, clothing, and/or money to trades people and servants. The gifts were an expression of gratitude similar to the bonuses many employers offer their employees today.
Star-Ledger File PhotoTree huggers come in all sizes and all ages. Commemorate Earth Day 2009 by wrapping your arms around a tree and sharing the photo to prove it.
Earth Day 2009 is on April 22. This isn't just any Earth Day, folks: It's the 40th anniversary. Seems like only yesterday, People were throwing old tires in our rivers without a second thought and now here we are, refusing plastic bags, recycling and buying electric cars !
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Efficient use of the sun's energy is not necessarily a modern phenomena. Many centuries ago the Anasazi Indians of Southern Colorado found a way to capture the oblique rays of a winter sun. They simply built their stone houses against the south slope of canyon walls. The remains of their solar dwellings are still with us today.