A Boxing Day is a popular holiday festival, celebrated around the world. On this day, servants, tradesman, and employees receives special Christmas gifts from their companies, bosses, organizations or employers. This gift is also known as ‘Christmas Box’. This day is widely celebrated in the United States, Guyana, Australia, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Trinidad & Tobago, New Zealand, Jamaica, South Africa, Kenya, Barbados, Canada, and other former British colonies. In many countries, Boxing Day is a public holiday and bank holiday which takes place on December 26.
According to historians, this holiday was developed because poor servants, or employees were required to work on holiday of Christmas for their employers. They would get off from the next day. Most of the employees and servants receives gifts from their bosses on the day after Christmas.
It’s a popular festival and day, observed in many countries. In the United Kingdom, the Boxing Day is one of the oldest bank holidays which was recognized in 1871 and observed till date by the government offices, post offices, and banks.
This day is also celebrated as St. Stephen’s Day in the United Kingdom. It was the main root of this holiday. It was a tradition to give some cash or goods to their servants or other lower classes on holidays to make them happy. A special gifts or exchange of gifts are tradition among the people on Christmas or before Christmas Day.
On this day, a good number of companies also offers large discounts and offers to all their customers to attract more sales.
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Article Title: An Essay on Boxing Day for Kids, Children and Students
Article last re-published on October 24, 2016. Original.