Boxing Day

Boxing Day is 26 December, the day after Christmas. It is celebrated in Britain and many of the Commonwealth countries, including Canada, but not in the United States. Two competing theories about the origin of the term are common. One is that the name comes from the Christmas box traditionally given to tradespeople on that day. The other is that it comes from the boxes of alms collected by churches in connection with St. Stephen’s Day, which in the Western church calendar falls on the day after Christmas. 

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