Interesting Facts About Boxing Day

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Boxing Day is a public holiday celebrated on

December 26th, mainly in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It is a day for shopping, sports, charity, and spending time with family and friends. Many retailers offer sales and discounts, making it a popular time for shopping, while sports enthusiasts can enjoy football, horse racing, and cricket matches. It is also a day for charitable giving, particularly to those in need. The name “Boxing Day” is believed to come from the practice of giving boxes of gifts, money, or food to service staff such as servants or postmen on the day after Christmas.

Here are some facts about Boxing Day:

I) This Day lands on 26th December each year just after Christmas. It is when employers distributed money, food, cloth (material) or other valuable goods to their employees.

II) In South Africa, Boxing Day is known as the “Day of Goodwill.” It’s a day for giving, especially to the less fortunate people.

III) In Ireland, Boxing Day is known as “Saint Stephen’s Day”. It’s one of nine official public holidays in Ireland.

IV) In other continental European countries, it is known as “Christmas II” or “Second Christmas Day.”

V) It is one of the British bank holidays recognized since 1871.

It’s worth noting that the traditions and customs associated with Boxing Day can vary depending on the country and region.

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