What is ment by Boxing Day?

@kamalcpc (705)
India
December 26, 2006 11:51pm CST
What is ment Boxing day can any body explain?
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6 responses
• Philippines
27 Dec 06
A lot of exciting boxing match coming up. (i think)
• Australia
27 Dec 06
lol no.
• India
27 Dec 06
dont know
@Jestin (560)
• Philippines
27 Dec 06
The day after Christmas (or sometimes any special holiday) is called boxing day. I know there's a history behind it about boxing matches usually held during those days but now, I guess it's called like that because people are usually knocked out on those days because of the busy and tiring holiday before that day.
@padhukr (2267)
• India
27 Dec 06
i don't
@re08dz (1941)
• Australia
27 Dec 06
Apparantly there's a few different theories as to why it first started in England (and now carries through to a lot of commonwealth countries) but the main one is that is was for the lower class people (servants etc)to have a day off as they had to work on Christmas Day. Now of course it's just a big shopping day - where we realise that all we spent on Christmas can now be purchased for a fraction of the cost :-)
@fhhsawgj (91)
• Australia
27 Dec 06
Back in the 80's they use to have a boxing match on boxing day, but now its just when all the shopping centers and shopping stores have there "sales" to get rid of old stock for the new year.