16
Oct
09

Boxing Day


Boxing Day is a bank holiday or a public holiday in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and countries in the Commonwealth of Nations with a mainly Christian population.

The name derives from the English tradition giving gifts (a “Christmas box”) to less fortunate members of society in the days when people worked in rural economies such as estates or hundreds. It later extended to service workers (traditionally laborers, servants, service staff, postal workers and tradespeople) in the United Kingdom.

This website lists some interesting ways in Christmas boxes have been used. Christmas boxes were placed in ships as a good luck device. Crewmen would drop money into the box and if the ship returned safely, the box would be handed over to the Priest who would open it on Christmas and share the contents with the poor.

Boxing Day is traditionally celebrated on 26 December, St. Stephen’s Day, and the day after Christmas Day.  Unlike St. Stephen’s Day, Boxing Day has become a secular holiday and is not always on 26 December: its associated public holiday can be moved to the next weekday if 26 December is a Saturday or Sunday. The date of observance of Boxing Day varies between countries.

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