Wednesday, December 26, 2012

What is Boxing Day?

Boxing Day falls the day after Christmas and is celebrated in Britain and in the British Commonwealth. In Australia, South Africa and Britain the day is a public holiday. In South Africa and Australia, the Boxing Day is also considered a family day with parents taking their kids to the traditional Boxing Day Test Match.

The World Boxing Day originated in Britain. A ‘Christmas Box’ in Britain is a name for a Christmas present and Boxing Day was a day off for servants and they received a ‘Christmas Box’ (Christmas present) from the master. The servants would go home and give ‘Christmas Boxes’ to their families.