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Boxing Day is December 26, the day after Christmas and is celebrated in Canada and Great Britain as well as Australia, New Zealand and other countries with English origins.
Although no one seems certain how Boxing Day began there are two popular theories. The first is that Boxing Day was a holiday for servants and tradesmen who had to work Christmas Day to allow their employers to celebrate Christmas. As servants prepared to leave to visit their families, their employers would present them with gift boxes containing food and clothing. The gifts were an expression of gratitude for a job well done.
The second theory is that Boxing Day comes from the tradition of opening the alms boxes placed in churches over the Christmas season. Parishoners deposited coins for the poor and on the day after Christmas the boxes were opened and the coins distributed to the poor by the clergy.
Today, Boxing Day has evolved from a charitable day to an extended Christmas holiday. Boxing day is a national holiday which is a highly anticipated. As presents have been opened and dinner has been eaten, it’s a holiday best spent lounging around with family.
Also, retail stores offers some of the best deals of the year. Shoppers across Canada flock to their favourite stores in order to save and get the best bargains available. Boxing Day often has as many traditions for Canadians as Christmas itself.