Celebrate together this Boxing Day – discover its great significance around the world, from Victorian Britain to modern-day Australia.
Boxing Day is one of the most celebrated days around the world, but not many people are able to explain what exactly it is or when exactly it originated from. It’s a public holiday that is celebrated in many countries, particularly in the United Kingdom and its former colonies. It’s not just celebrated in the UK, but around the world in different ways and for different reasons. It brings people together to celebrate the end of a long year and begin a new one. It has a great significance in religious circles, as it is seen as a day of giving, and many charities organise events and activities related to the holiday.
This special holiday dates back to 1871 when it was first mentioned in a British newspaper. It was believed to have originated in Britain, during the reign of Queen Victoria, referred to as the “Victorian period.” During this time, Boxing Day was created so that citizens could celebrate with “holiday boxes” that were filled with food and gifts.
Boxing Day was also an opportunity to do acts of philanthropy and charity. Employers often offered gifts to their employees, and homeowners would also give gifts to servants. A variation of Boxing Day is celebrated in many countries, but is particularly popular in Australia, where it is considered one of the most important holidays on the calendar.
One of the most popular aspects of the holiday is “Boxing Day Sales”. Shops put out special offers and sales on different products and services, and people are often seen queuing outside stores for hours to get the best possible deal. This is also celebrated in some other countries, where people take advantage of discounts on different products.
It is evident that Boxing Day has been celebrated over the years and worldwide, in different ways and with different meanings. The role of Boxing Day in the world today is to bring us all together, stimulate philanthropy and charity, and keep us connected to the Christmas traditions of old.