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The purpose of Boxing Day was traditionally to give gifts, food and clothing to servants, postmen and tradesmen, as well as to the poor, though in modern times it is a public holiday in the UK and a busy after Christmas shopping day.

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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Everything you ever needed to know about Boxing Day, Its traditions, history and why it's celebrated on the 26th December.

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 ...

What Is Boxing Day? - Fact Monster

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Despite its name, Boxing Day, which is celebrated on December 26 in Great Britain, has nothing to do with pugilistic competition. Nor is it a day for people to ...

Boxing Day 2016: What is it and why do we celebrate it?

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Dec 26, 2016 ... If the day after Christmas falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday is designated as the official public holiday. This year, Boxing Day ...

What Is Boxing Day and How Did It Get Its Name? - British & Irish Food

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Ever wondered what Boxing Day is and where it gets its name. Here are the reasons and traditions surrounding the oddly-named holiday.

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

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Dec 26, 2016 ... As with most things to do with Christmas, it was the Victorians who fleshed out the meaning of Boxing Day. The Oxford English Dictionary dates ...

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 ...