Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Boxing Day

Boxing Day in the traditional sense is the day following Christmas when wealthy people and homeowners in the United Kingdom would give a box containing a gift to their servants. 
Today, Boxing Day is better known as public holiday that occurs on December 26, or the first or second weekday after Christmas.
The tradition of giving money to workers still continues today. It is customary for householders to give small gifts or money to  regular visiting trades people (the milkman, dustman, coalman, paper boy etc.) and, in some work places, for employers to give a Christmas bonus to employees.
Schools across the country often gather together gifts to be put in Christmas Boxes that are sent to poorer countries.
It's also a big for store sales and shoppers.

It is observed in Great Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and some other Commonwealth nations.

So, Happy Boxing Day.