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 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 takes place on December 26th and is only celebrated in a few
countries; mainly ones historically connected to the UK (such as Canada,
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Nov 7, 2000 ... Tells what is known about the origins of Boxing Day. Also includes several
legends about the day's origins.
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 ...
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/ ...
Dec 26, 2016 ... The day after Christmas has been celebrated for hundreds of years in Britain and
beyond, but do you know why?