Boxing Day is the 26th of December – the day after Christmas day and many of us celebrate the day very similarly to how we celebrate Christmas Day, some of us even hit the high street and go shopping. In actual fact, there is a much deeper meaning and significance to Boxing Day.
Boxing Day is recognised in many countries and was established to give servant and workers gifts in a ‘Christmas Box’ from their employers or superiors. Of course Boxing Day is also knows as st Stephens day and in South Africa, it is known as ‘Day of Goodwill’ and has been known as this since 1994.
For many Boxing Day is a bank holiday. In many commonwealth countries, Boxing day is bank holiday which allows people to spend more time with their families and loved ones to celebrate Christmas.
In many European countries, Boxing day is celebrated as the ‘Second Christmas Day’.
How do you celebrate Boxing Day?