The date 26 of December is the Boxing Day date.

Boxing Day Fun Facts

The day after Christmas day is celebrated as Boxing Day every year. Discover some unknown fun facts about Boxing day, written by our experts.

But, do you know that the day is nowhere associated with the actual boxing we know of these days?

Boxing Day Fun Facts

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In most countries, there is a declared holiday on Boxing Day. In Canada, it is a Federal statutory holiday with all government establishments, postal services, and banks closed as well.
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Several sports matches are played in various countries on Boxing Day. In the UK, football matches of the top-tier premier leagues are traditionally held on this day.
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Boxing Day is known a host of other names as well. While it is called the shopping day in some countries, in South Africa, it is called the “the Day of Goodwill.”
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Boxing day is also known as the shopping day. The idea of a Boxing Day is said to have originated in the United Kingdom. But in earlier times, it was associated with giving gifts to the poor.
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Boxing Day coincides with the birth anniversary of St Stephen, who was the first Christian martyr. This day is also known as St Stephen’s Day.
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In earlier times in England, Hunting the wren was a popular activity on Boxing Day. Doing the same on any other day was not considered good.
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A Boxing Day cricket test match is played in Australia every year on Boxing Day. It is played in Melbourne city.
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The day after Christmas day is celebrated as Boxing Day every year. It is one of the most popular holidays in Europe and America.
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One of the worst natural disasters, an earthquake followed by a tsunami that occurred in 2004 in the Indian Ocean, also happened on Boxing Day.
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The idea of a Boxing Day is said to have originated in the United Kingdom. Nowadays, it is associated more with shopping, but it was associated with giving gifts to the poor in earlier times.

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