Boxing day is another special day in the Christmas season. It is the time friends and family open up their gift packages 😊 . Well, different countries, tribes and continents have various ways of celebrating this exciting day. Presently, I am in Africa- Nigeria to be precise. Here we really do not focus on physical gifts under Christmas trees but we focus on special gifts that will never be forgotten like; love, care, happiness and so on. So we try our best to deposits these gifts in different people’s lives. I really believe there are no gifts better than these.
Happy Boxing Day World😊
Here is a brief history of Boxing Day for everyone to be fully informed, read and enjoy😊
Boxing Day is a holiday traditionally celebrated the day following Christmas day when servants and tradespeople would receive gifts, known as a “Christmas box”, from their bosses or employers, in the United Kingdom, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Kenya, South Africa, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and other Commonwealth nations. Today, Boxing Day is the bank holiday that generally takes place on 26 December.
In South Africa, Boxing Day was renamed Day of Goodwill in 1994. Due to the Roman Catholic Church’s liturgical calendar, the day is known as St. Stephen’s day to Catholics, and in Italy, Finland, and Alsace and Moselle in France. It is also known as both St. Stephen’s Day and the Day of the Wren or Wren’s Day in Ireland. In many European countries, including notably Germany, Poland, the Netherlands and those in Scandinavia, 26 December is celebrated as the Second Christmas Day.
So there you have it: the season of giving is not over. Boxing day is just simply second chance day, so if you didn’t spend Christmas day giving, Boxing Day is your ‘extra life’!