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APCs Insider, December 20, 2013

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Which state was the last to officially declare Christmas a holiday?

a. Alabama

b. California

c. Oklahoma

d. Tennessee

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Last week’s question

Which holiday is celebrated in several countries around the world on December 26?

a. Boxing Day

b. Candlemas

c. St. Nicholas’ Day

d. Twelfth Night

The correct answer is A. Boxing Day is observed in the United Kingdom, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and other Commonwealth nations, mostly former territories of the British Empire. It began as a holiday for servants or tradesmen to receive gifts from their employers.

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