What Is Boxing Day?


Boxing Day happens on the next day to Christmas, that's on December 26.

The holiday is mainly celebrated in the United Kingdom but is also celebrated in places like Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.

This day is for the servants and tradesmen to celebrate Christmas as they were serving their masters the day before. The homeowners give their servants leftover food, gifts, bonus, and so on.

However, these days, this holiday has become a day for shopping sprees. On Boxing Day, one will be able to avail various things for cheaper prices or with discounts.

In Britain, traditionally Boxing Day is also celebrated by going fox hunting which was followed by hot beverages from taverns.

Many may wonder why the festival is named Boxing Day. This is because the gifts and money given out on this day were called Christmas boxes, thus the name.

If the date of Boxing Day falls on a weekend, then it is observed the following Monday.

It is not a holiday in the US but a bank holiday in the UK and many of its former territories. So Americans go back to their jobs following the Christmas holidays.

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