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December 26, 2021

Discover the History and Celebration of Boxing Day

In the United States, the day after Christmas is usually a day to relax after Christmas festivities. In other countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, December 26 is a holiday called Boxing Day. The story behind this annual celebration holds great significance and the origin of Boxing Day dates back centuries.

Let's take a look at the origin of Boxing Day and the stories behind it.

The year that Boxing Day was first celebrated is not known exactly.

Boxing Day may sound like it's related to boxing gloves or throwing out empty boxes. However, the holiday holds special meaning to various countries. Boxing Day originated in Britain with traditions from the wealthy and evolved when Queen Victoria held the throne in the 1800s. There are two stories today that are connected to the history of this significant holiday.

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The year that Boxing Day was first celebrated is not known exactly.

Boxing Day may sound like it's related to boxing gloves or throwing out empty boxes. However, the holiday holds special meaning to various countries. Boxing Day originated in Britain with traditions from the wealthy and evolved when Queen Victoria held the throne in the 1800s. There are two stories today that are connected to the history of this significant holiday.

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Customs from English lords and aristocrats make up the history of Boxing Day.

The history of this holiday is linked to helping the lower class. Centuries ago, wealthy masters would box up presents and food to give to their servants to bring home to their families. Employees and household servants were required to work on Christmas, so they were gifted "Christmas Boxes" in recognition of their hard work.

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Churches play a part in the origin of Boxing Day.

Another story connected to the holiday explains that alms boxes were placed in churches during the Advent season for the collection of donations for the poor. Clergymen distributed the contents of the boxes to the lower class on December 26, which is also the feast of St. Stephen (St. Stephen’s Day).

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Churches play a part in the origin of Boxing Day.

Another story connected to the holiday explains that alms boxes were placed in churches during the Advent season for the collection of donations for the poor. Clergymen distributed the contents of the boxes to the lower class on December 26, which is also the feast of St. Stephen (St. Stephen’s Day).

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Customs from English lords and aristocrats make up the history of Boxing Day.

The history of this holiday is linked to helping the lower class. Centuries ago, wealthy masters would box up presents and food to give to their servants to bring home to their families. Employees and household servants were required to work on Christmas, so they were gifted "Christmas Boxes" in recognition of their hard work.

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Today, Boxing Day is spent with family and friends.

In the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries, Boxing Day is a holiday enjoyed with food and sports. Each year, people watch and play soccer, rugby, cricket, and horse racing. Families invite guests over to indulge in leftovers from Christmas. Today, charity and giving are still a big part of Boxing Day.

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Today, Boxing Day is spent with family and friends.

In the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries, Boxing Day is a holiday enjoyed with food and sports. Each year, people watch and play soccer, rugby, cricket, and horse racing. Families invite guests over to indulge in leftovers from Christmas. Today, charity and giving are still a big part of Boxing Day.

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