What is Boxing Day? Why do we celebrate such day and why is it called Boxing Day? Well, it’s not related to boxing! Well it’s celebrated on the 26th of December a day after Christmas, when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts from their superiors as thanks for good service throughout the year. Cool huh?
It’s a national holiday in the UK and Ireland. Good for them as they have another day to celebrate Christmas with family and eat all the leftovers….
Boxing Day is a time to spend with family or friends, usually those not seen on Christmas Day itself. It was more like a charity day but now it is more seen as a sports day, we have many matches played around the world. Many countries have horse racing, soccer matches and they also organise other fun filled activities for families to enjoy before they need to back to the “reality”. their are even Sales going on in shopping malls!
There are still many arguments on why it is called boxing day at first place, however, I heard that it name derived from the word BOX… you know that square box and Boxing itself! How creative! LOL!
Well, that’s for now! Happy New Year!
Source: Google, My Dad!
Researching in progress! Stay tuned!