Christmas season is here and in each country is customary to have different traditions, as in this case is BOXING DAY in Canada
in fact this day is celebrated not only in Canada but also in the United Kingdom, Bahamas, Nigeria, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, in Ireland it is known as St. Stephen’s day.
The Christmas festivities are coming and in each country it is customary to have different traditions, as in this case is BOXING DAY in Canada, actually this day is celebrated not only in Canada but also in the United Kingdom, Bahamas, Nigeria, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, in Ireland it is known as St. Stephen’s day.
Boxing Day is celebrated every December 26, that is, one day after Christmas, but what is it? It is not known for sure where the name of the much celebrated Boxing Day comes from, but we will tell you a couple of hypotheses;
In the 19th century, December 26 was a day off for servants of wealthy Englishmen. The servants received boxes with Christmas gifts and food to take to their families.
Another explanation has to do with collection boxes for the poor.
However, the essence of boxing day has changed over time, in Canada they think of Boxing Day as a day of shopping, where you can find various offers in different stores. We could compare it with the very popular Black Friday in the United States. Many people in Canada have a day off work and many of them visit the stores that start their annual sales on Boxing Day.
Some shoppers even start waiting outside stores in the wee hours of the morning, and many stores open earlier than usual. Now, sales often last an entire week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve and are known as “Boxing week sales” instead of “Boxing day sales”. In some areas, particularly New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Ontario, stores are not open on Boxing Day and post-Christmas sales begin on December 27.
These days, some people think of Boxing Day as a time to deal with all the boxes and wrappers left over from opened Christmas presents! Modern Boxing Day has largely moved away from the traditions of almsgiving and become a day to shop for post-Christmas deals, eat dinner leftovers, and get some rest.