What is boxing day?

27 December 2011 at 2:07 pm Leave a comment

Boxing Day is a public holiday that usually takes place on the 26th December, the day after Christmas Day. It is celebrated in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and other Commonwealth nations. In Ireland it is recognized as St. Stephen’s Day.

Ok, you may say that you knew this already but, what are the origins of Boxing Day?

Boxing Day is an old custom going back to the Middle Ages. The main feature is the giving of gifts or food to workers or to poor people in a ‘Christmas box’. Nowadays, this is a popular day for contests, fox hunting or sports competitions like cricket, rugby, football, horse racing, ice hockey, etc.

Now, do you know the answer to the picture questions?

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