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Boxing Day was traditionally a day to give gifts, food and clothing to servants, postmen and tradesmen, and also when alms collected at churches were distributed to the poor.

Boxing Day - Wikipedia

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Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated the day after Christmas Day. It originated in the United Kingdom, and is celebrated in a number of countries that previously ...

Boxing Day - the Day After Christmas! -- Christmas Customs and ...

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Boxing Day takes place on December 26th and is only celebrated in a few countries; mainly ones historically connected to the UK (such as Canada, Australia, ...

History Of Boxing Day - Paul Denton

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December 26th, is Boxing Day and is a holiday celebrated in Britain, Australia, ... Boxing Day originated in England in the middle of the nineteenth century under ...

Boxing Day: What Is Boxing Day? A Brief History | TIME.com

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Dec 26, 2013 ... If you're looking for something that explains the origins of Boxing Day, well, you're not going to find it here. The day-after-Christmas holiday is ...

Why is the day after Christmas called Boxing Day? - Ask History

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Dec 20, 2016 ... December 26 is not only a day for Santa Claus to catch his breath but a public holiday known as Boxing Day in the United Kingdom and other B... ... The term is of British origin, and the Oxford English Dictionary traces its ...

Boxing Day : snopes.com

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Nov 7, 2000 ... Tells what is known about the origins of Boxing Day. Also includes several legends about the day's origins.

What Is Boxing Day? - Infoplease

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Nor is it a day for people to return unwanted Christmas presents. While the exact origins of the holiday are obscure, it is likely that Boxing Day began in England ...

Why is it called Boxing Day? You asked Google – here's the answer ...

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Dec 26, 2016 ... 'The first thing to say about Boxing Day is that its origins have nothing to do with boxing, hunting or shopping.' Photograph: Luke Macgregor/ ...

Why is it called Boxing Day, what are its origins and how is it - The Sun

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Dec 26, 2016 ... The day after Christmas has been celebrated for hundreds of years in Britain and beyond, but do you know why?