The purpose of
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 is a holiday traditionally celebrated the day following Christmas Day,
when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts, known as a "Christmas box", ...
Ever wondered what is Boxing Day and where it gets its name from. Wonder no
longer. Here are the reasons and traditions surrounding the special day.
History of Boxing Day including church alms boxes, date, and the Feast of St.
Dec 25, 2014 ... Does the name of Boxing Day come from the need to rid the house of empty
boxes on the day after Christmas?
Everything you ever needed to know about Boxing Day, Its traditions, history and
why it's celebrated on the 26th December.
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 ...
Boxing Day takes place on December 26th and is only celebrated in a few
countries. It was started in the UK about 800 years ago, during the Middle Ages.
However, strictly speaking, Boxing Day is the first weekday after Christmas (see
definition in the Oxford English Dictionary). Like Christmas Day, Boxing Day is a ...
Dec 21, 2011 ... I never wondered how Boxing Day got its name until this year, when one of my
kids asked me. Naturally, I had no idea. So, as I always do ...