Despite the lively images suggested by the name, it has nothing to do with pugilistic expositions between tanked-up family members who have dearly been looking forward to taking a round out of each other for the past year. Likewise, it does not gain its name from the overpowering need to rid the house of an excess of wrappings and mountains of now useless cardboard boxes the day after St. Nick arrived to turn a perfectly charming and orderly home into a maelstrom of discarded tissue paper.
The name also has nothing to do with returning unwanted gifts to the stores they came from, hence its common association with hauling about boxes on the day after Christmas.
The holiday's roots can be traced to Britain, where Boxing Day is also known as St. Stephen's Day. Reduced to the simplest essence, its origins are found in a long-ago practice of giving cash or durable goods to those of the lower classes. Gifts among equals were exchanged on or before Christmas Day, but beneficences to those less fortunate were bestowed the day after.
This expression came about because money was collected in alms-boxes placed in churches during the festive season. This money was then distributed during to the poor and needy after Christmas.
The most commonly used name for the boxing day tsunamis IS 'The Boxing Day tsunamis 2004'
Boxing Day is also called St. Stephens Day
St. Stephen's Day
Yes, the compound noun 'Boxing Day' is a proper noun, the name of a specific holiday.
St Stephen's day.
st stephens day
it is from the Romans
Christmas day was the name of ahorse that raced on boxing day, and "fell" when jumping... i believe in 1966
no its called boxing day because of skyrim
No, it is actually a day when people would receive presents. The presents were in boxes, giving boxing day its name.
St Stephens Day
Banks call it boxing day
The Sydney to Hobart yacht race in Australia starts on Boxing Day.
Christmas day was the name of a horse that raced on boxing day, and fell while jumping. was it in 1966? Correct.
Because it occurred on Boxing Day, the day after Christmas.
It's normally called Boxing Day although some Catholics may refer to it as St Steven's Day.
st Stephens day
let me think habat no
They boxed. Hence the name.
it is a day to celebrate boxing
St. Stephen's Day
No it's originally called St Stephens day and was on the 27th The name Boxing Day gets comonly mis celebrated as the day when you open presents No Christmas Day is the day you open presents Boxing day is a misused word and has been misinterperetated over the years