Origination of Boxing Day:
The name of Boxing Day is originated from the Christmas gifts and presents. Christmas is celebrated in the elite and upper class on a high level. The staff of the house cooks meals for the big day for their masters.
Servants, house-help, and employees work hard to make Christmas celebrations memorable for the wealthy elites. Delivery boys and mail carriers regularly run errands and deliver the mails and packages.
December 26 is a day for the upper-class people to repay their servants by giving them paid leave and bonuses. The lower class people have also prepared gift boxes for their family members. The tradition of giving bonuses to employees continues before Christmas day.
Celebrations on Boxing Day:
The day is also recognized for giving charity to needy people by putting small boxes in the church near the door after Christmas; church members distribute the charity among the poor.
It is also known for holiday shopping, good times, and sports. Boxing, soccer, and cricket are played for fun. Football matches and horse racing are also played in England.
By tradition, poor and lower class people were given charity. But now Boxing Day has been modified, and now big sales are offered. Black Friday is very famous in America. To promote the sales and discounts, many shopkeepers name it “Boxing Week.” The sales last till the end of the month.