Boxing Day Holiday History
Boxing Day serves to preserve the old practice of giving boxes on the day after Christmas. The day after Christmas in the olden days was traditionally a time when servants and workers would receive gift boxes from their employers, clients or masters. Usually, the boxes contained food, money or presents as a way to express gratitude for their service. Since it was customary for the servants and workers to have the day after Christmas off of work, they brought the boxes home to their families and shared their contents.
Boxing Day is traditionally celebrated on 26 December, the day after Christmas however in the state of Western Australia, when Boxing Day falls on a Saturday, the next Monday is a public holiday, and when Boxing Day falls on a Sunday or Monday the next Tuesday is a public holiday. Although the giving of boxes is no longer customary, Australians spend the day shopping, eating leftovers and enjoying the summer sunshine.
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