WHAT IS BOXING DAY – WHY DO THEY CELEBRATE
A BIG DAY IN SOME COUNTRIES
Boxing Day comes on 26thof December – very next day to Christmas and I believe is celebrated in a very few or countries. The Countries which are mainly connected with United Kingdom (Uk) such as Australia, Canada, South Africa, & mainly in New Zealand and also Boxing day is celebrated in European countries.
About 800 years ago, Boxing Day was stared from United Kingdom (UK) during the middle age. Boxing day was the day when people gives some gifts in churches for people who are poor or unable to get their heart desire things. “ In Germany – It is knows as “Zweite Feiertag” ( mening of this name is “ A “Second Celebration”.
The main purpose of these boxed gifts are to open it them and distribute into poor people & Some of them churches still unbox these gifts on the boxing day
From my search point, I believe that this idea was came from the Rome into United Kingdom who celebrate or distribute these gift boxes on 26thof December every year, but they used to spend this money into betting game in winters celebration day.
“Piggy Bank” – Introduced by the country – Netherland where some boxes were made of “earthenware”(Rough Pottery) which was shaped like Pigs.
Some people thought about the boxing Day is – might be there was any champion league or boxing fight on a day 26thof December, but the fact is a Box Days is a day when you can open the gifts given by people to poor and they can treat themselves like others. (Collection Boxes)
It was Traditional that servants and other works got day off and they can celebrate their Christmas Day with a Boxing day to unbox those boxes or to deliver Gift boxes to nearest Churches.
In most of the countries, they stopped to celebrate this Boxing day & people are not being served with Christmas tips as well like “A shop-keepers or Pizza Delivery Boys used to deliver customer orders and they got tips but they stopped now. “In some Countries”. It is still celebrated in United Kingdom.
Boxing Day in United Kingdom (UK), A Big brand or Shops gives Discounts more than 50% Upto 95% OFF on they products and people who save their money all over the year, they spend it here. People are crazy about these type of sale. They came out from their homes in the early morning at 4AM on 26thof December and stood in the line for their turn to buy.
Most of the people gets all the stuff from the shop where the policy of the shop is like “ You can return a product with in 3 days) and people takes benefit for this & they takes all the stuff at home and check what looks good and what’s not and then they can return them back by the help of their receipt by the Shop or Brand.
You might get this day as a Best day to shop on this day and people give priority to this day for shopping and avail big discounts from everywhere.
The known Brands who gives Discounts on 26thDecember , Boxing day in UK
MK (MICHEAL KORS )
& Many More.