What is Boxing Day?
Boxing Day is a day the higher classes gave gifts to the lower classes. Before or on December 25th people of similar class would exchange gifts to celebrate the Christmas season. Gifts were not exchanged with the lower class until the next day called Boxing Day. It is also known as St. Stephen’s Day.
Why is the holiday named Boxing Day?
The holiday is named Boxing Day because the tradition of giving gifts of cash, food, clothing and other goods to the less fortunate were placed into boxes for easier transportation. The goods were distributed based on the family needs and their services to the giver.
We do this as well but we do not have a special day for it. Anyway it is a nice way to think of the day and extend our holiday feelings.
I am sure some here and in UK will spend the day SHOPPING!
We will spend part of the day with friends at an open house celebrating Boxing Day, our hostess is from the UK.
So I reckon we will take our dish in a BOX to be appropriate .;-)
I hope you had a wonderful holiday and are enjoying boxing day!ReplyDelete
I never understood what Boxing Day was. Thanks for the insite!ReplyDelete