Boxing Day is Here…..

Posted on Dec 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

Image result for BOXING DAYDecember 26th, is Boxing Day and is a holiday celebrated in Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and other Commonwealth countries. Boxing Day originated in England in the middle of the nineteenth century under Queen Victoria.

A ‘Christmas Box’ in Britain is a name for a Christmas present. In Britain, on the day after Christmas Day, servants of the wealthy were given a gift and time off to visit their families because their services were required for the Christmas Day celebrations of their employers. The servants would also go home on Boxing Day to give ‘Christmas Boxes’ to their families.

Boxing Day is a holiday for many Canadians on December 26. It gives people the chance to take part in the post-Christmas sales or watch ice hockey games. Many sporting events, such as ice hockey tournaments, are held on Boxing Day.