Today’s Special Occasion: Boxing Day

It's December 26, and countries all around the world are observing Boxing Day.  No one knows for sure how Boxing Day got its name, but one theory is that, on the day after Christmas, people would give boxes of gifts to needy service workers in their towns.  Over time, like many other holidays, Boxing Day turned commercial.  It's one of the biggest shopping days of the year in countries like Canada, Great Britain and Australia, and, even in the United States, today is a big shopping day because many people return Christmas gifts.  Over the weekend, several people took the first step to obtaining something they'll never return–their accredited high school diplomas.  They enrolled with the American School and soon will receive their first courses.  By Boxing Day 2016 or sooner, they should have their diplomas in hand and have the skills to join the workforce or attend the college or university of their choice.  You can still make the holiday season one to remember by enrolling today!