Boxing Day/ cleaning up

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Check out my – lion – you did recognize it as a lion, right? : ) made from classic South African beaded artwork.  It is my favorite Christmas present.

That’s what we call the day after Christmas Day in South Africa, too (after the British). The origins of the name Boxing Day seem uncertain.  It is possibly derived from ‘Christmas box’ (present) and the cleaning up of debris, wrapping paper, and other remains of Christmas Day eating and drinking.  So the year we called 2012 is running out – and so is my time on this trip to South Africa.

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