At the Rover, 2011
First and foremost, Boxing Day is a longstanding Louisville tradition for the day following Christmas Day, and the Irish Rover always does it right. In the old country, Boxing Day these days might signify shopping and sports.
Boxing Day sales expected to draw millions of Britons despite recession (Guardian)
Boxing Day: Busy Premier League and Football League schedule (BBC)
Here's an impartial explanation for Boxing Day. Maybe next year, we'll get around to a Boxing Day brewhouse brunch at BSB. Until then, there's the Rover, and I hope we're able to make it this year.
What is Boxing Day? Why is it Called Boxing Day, by Elaine Lemm (britishfood.about.com)
What is Boxing Day?
How many times am I asked - What is Boxing Day? Or, Why is it called Boxing Day?
Here in Britain and Ireland we are greedy, it’s not enough for us to have Christmas Day celebrations we have added on another day called Boxing Day. Boxing Day is a national holiday and another day to spend with family and friends and eating up the leftovers but its origins are steeped in history and tradition.
As a coda of sorts, consider these photos from Boxing Day at the Irish Rover, 2008, as previously posted at Potable Curmudgeon.
Excellent breakfast, including black pudding ... and Guinness.
There was music and a festive ambience on the day after Christmas.
Jon illustrates a story as the pints look on.
Tim, Jeff and Graham.
Jeff and the introductory smoked salmon.
Only one of those pints belongs to Graham.