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Culture Lesson: Boxing Day

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Read the folling information about Boxing Day and choose the correct form for each missing word:

Boxing Day is _1_ on December 26th. It is the 'second day' of Christmas. It is not _2_ as Boxing Day in USA, but it is in UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other Commonwealth countries (In Ireland the day is known as St. Stephen's Day).

Boxing Day _3_ in the middle ages when the people in a town would put their coins into a special box throughout the year. On the day after Christmas, this box was _4_ open and all the money was given to the poor in the area.

Today, Boxing Day is the start of a sales period in Britain. Shops open and _5_ goods at discounted prices. It is, therefore, very common for people to go _6_ on this day. Otherwise, the time is usually spent visiting the family and friends that you didn’t get to see on Christmas Day and eating the rest of the food that you couldn’t finish the day before.

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