26th December: why is it called BOXING DAY? — December 22, 2017

26th December: why is it called BOXING DAY?

Boxing Day began in England during the Middle Ages.

Some historians say the holiday developed because servants were required to work on Christmas Day, but took the following day off. As servants prepared to leave to visit their families, their employers would present them with gift boxes.

Another theory is that the boxes placed in churches where people deposited coins for the poor were opened and the contents distributed on December 26th.

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Merry Christmas or Happy Christmas? — December 21, 2017

Merry Christmas or Happy Christmas?

Merry Christmas and Happy Christmas are both greetings used during the last part of December, around Christmastime.

Merry Christmas began as a saying in the 1500s. It was solidified as a capitalized greeting by Charles Dickens in his great work A Christmas Carol.

Queen Elizabeth II did not use Dickens’ phrase, but the phrase Happy Christmas in her broadcasts to her subjects. After her use, the term gained popularity and is still the most common form in Great Britain and Ireland.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! — December 18, 2017
American Pizza — December 5, 2017

American Pizza

If you’re planning to visit the United States anytime soon and are staying in New York and Chicago, well be sure to try out their unique version of pizza….What’s the difference between the two? Here are some

* Crust
New York pizza is known for thin, crispy crust topped with a thin layer of tomato sauce, cheese and assorted toppings.
Deep dish Chicago style pizza features a thick crust with an inch-deep smothering of tomato sauce, cheese and toppings.

* Convenience
New York pizza is a hand-held food that was originally designed to be eaten in a closed pizza sandwich mode that makes it handy to eat on the run.
Chicago style pizza is a full meal and will usually require a plate and utensils to eat.

* Toppings
New York pizza toppings are limited to a layer of small toppings that cling to the flat top shape.
Deep dish Chicago pizza can have several inches of depth allowing for many layers of substantial toppings.

* Servings
New York pizza is traditionally cut in handy triangles like a flat birthday cake.
Deep dish Chicago pizzas are cut and served in portions like a casserole.

* Cheese
New York pizza contains a thin layer of mozzarella cheese almost universally.
Deep dish Chicago pizzas have room for several layers of different cheeses.

* Oil
New York pizzas are famous for their oil-dripping slices.
Deep dish Chicago pizzas are “drier” without pools of oil.

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