Boxing Day is celebrated on December 26, right after Christmas. The holiday says that this is not the time to relax, because there is a lot of fun ahead! Join the celebration and attract those around you!
Mention of the date existed in the 1800s in England. On this day, the nobility gave gifts to the staff and always let them go home to their families for the weekend. The workers really had something to praise for: rich people were zealous about Christmas and celebrated it on a grand scale. The servants worked hard during this period – cooking, decorating the house, cleaning … The upper class encouraged hard work on holidays. Joyful people hurried to their families and gave them nice souvenirs.
In 1871, Boxing Day was celebrated by giving gifts to the less fortunate section of the population. Sometimes gifts were intended for the homeless. It then morphed into another day of bargain shopping, with many stores offering huge discounts on merchandise. Today, football marathons, cricket matches, fox hunting in specially designated places can be held in different countries. As you understand, the date offers a wide range of actions!
Did you know that the holiday
- coincides with St. Stephen’s Day, symbolizing the first Christian martyr;
- has long become almost the second Christmas in some states;
- widely used for online shopping – about 70% of people choose online stores.
How to celebrate
Get together with your family and have a festive dinner – cook your favorite dishes or order ready-made food from your favorite cafe. If weather permits, go hiking and have fun. Share the history of the celebration of the day on social networks, indicate ideas – let the subscribers join!
When is Boxing Day Celebrated in 2022?
Boxing Day is devoted to celebrating cheerfulness and fun. It happens annually on December the 26th.