Why is the day after Christmas called Boxing Day?


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4 Jun 2021
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I hope you had a great Christmas. Now, what better day to explain Boxing Day, than on Boxing Day? Right, listen up kids, here's why:

Boxing Day got its name when Queen Victoria was on the throne in the 1800s and has nothing to do with the sport of boxing.
The name comes from a time when the rich used to box up gifts to give to the poor.
Boxing Day was traditionally a day off for servants - a day when they received a special Christmas box from their masters.
The servants would also go home on Boxing Day to give Christmas boxes to their families.

Now you know. ;) More about this, here:



Pixel Princess
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13 Apr 2022
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I've been playing an online game since 2007, which includes a lot of Canadian friends sending their good wishes for their Boxing day to everyone. Nice to know the whole background of Boxing Day.:)
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