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History of Holidays

Many of the holiday traditions celebrated in the United States are based on holidays and events in other parts of the world. Many of the holiday characters we associate with holidays today were real people that are now eternally celebrated. If you enjoy history and celebrating holidays, here are some destinations to consider!
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AurTravelUnited Kingdom Boxing Day takes place on December 26, the day after Christmas. This holiday dates back many years, although historians are not exactly sure when. Boxing Day's name is a mystery but many can attribute the name to the giving of gifts or charity donations that took place after Christmas day. London is an excellent city to visit for Boxing Day because it has a lot of places to visit such as the London Eye, The Crown Jewels, and the famous clock tower called Big Ben. There are also many shopping deals available on this day in England.
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AurTavelSpain Three Kings' Day takes place on January 6 and is also known as Dia De Los Reyes in Spanish. Three Kings' Day is named after the three kings who visited Jesus in Bethlehem once he was born and gave him gifts. Kids will put their shoes out on the night of January 5 and receive toys the next morning. The day is also celebrated by eating a king cake, which conceals a little plastic baby inside (to represent Jesus). While in Spain, visit The Royal Palace of Madrid, the Aqueduct of Segovia, or the Sagrada Familia.

If you are traveling during the holiday season, whether a local or international holiday, be sure to keep these tips in mind!
1. Pack gifts wisely. Think about how you will be transporting them.
2. Ship gifts to your destination to avoid the hassle of checking them on a flight.
3. Register for TSA PreCheck to expedite domestic screening time through security lines.
4. If driving, map your route out and prepare for any weather conditions.
5. Stay patient and try to be as flexible as possible.


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