Things You Should Know About Boxing Day in the UK

Things You Should Know About Boxing Day in the UK

Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated the day after Christmas Day, thus being the second day of Christmastide. Though it originated as a holiday to give gifts to the poor, today Boxing Day is primarily known as a shopping holiday. Here are some most important things you need to know about the holiday. Who Invented Boxing Day? In Britain, it was a custom for tradesmen to collect “Christmas boxes” of money or presents on the first weekday after Christmas as thanks for good service throughout the year. This is mentioned in¬†Samuel Pepys’ diary entry for 19 December 1663. Is Boxing […]