Does Boxing Day have anything to do with boxing?
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Thereof, why do they call it Boxing Day?
The name is a reference to holiday gifts. A 'Christmas Box' in Britain is a name for a Christmas present. Boxing Day was traditionally a day off for servants and the day when they received a 'Christmas Box' from the master. The servants would also go home on Boxing Day to give 'Christmas Boxes' to their families.
Furthermore, how is Boxing Day Celebrated in Canada? Boxing Day in Canada was originally all about collecting and distributing donations to the poor. Today, however, different families celebrate in different ways. Some hit the malls for holiday markdowns, and others spend the day lounging with family, eating Christmas leftovers, and watching hockey.
Keeping this in view, does everyone celebrate Boxing Day?
Boxing Day takes place on December 26th and is only celebrated in a few countries; mainly ones historically connected to the UK (such as Canada, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand) and in some European countries. The 26th December is also St. Stephen's Day (or 'the feast of Stephen').
What is Boxing Day called in USA?
Yes, gentle readers, December 26 is Boxing Day, which for Americans is the day we recover from our eggnog and gift-exchange hangovers but for other parts of the world is a holiday in its own right.