As every Czech knows, 'Good King Wenceslas' (907–935) is known by several names. The story of his short life is like a plotline from Game of Thrones
Why ‘the feast of Stephen’?
Stephen is widely acknowledged as the first Christian martyr — his death was witnessed and recorded by Paul. His ‘feast’ is the Second Day of Christmas — the 26th December. This is now more commonly known as Boxing Day in most of the English-speaking world (though not the USA)
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