St. Stephen’s Day was introduced to me and my wife on our Honeymoon. Tradition has it, that people in Ireland give gifts of food and drink to orphanages the day after Christmas. To receive the gifts, the children must dress up. In other countries, Dec. 26 has developed into a holiday to exchange gifts with co-workers and is a huge shopping day in the Commonwealth nations. The song ” Good King Wenceslas” refers to this day and the works of a German saint who braved the cold to give out food.
Hope everyone is enjoying their winter break and the holiday season. May you bring joy into the heart of another and do good works in the new year.