Boxing Day in the United Kingdom is the event after Christmas Day and lies on December 26. Traditionally, it was a day when employers distribute money, food, cloth (material) or other useful goods to their workers. Recently, it is a significant day for sporting events along with the start of the post-Christmas sales.
What people do during this event ?
Let’s talk about the observance shared by Neil Johnson. According to him:
“For many people Boxing Day is a time to recover from the excesses of Christmas Day and an opportunity to spend time with family, friends, and neighbors. Some people choose to go for a walk in the countryside, while others flock to the post-Christmas sales that often begin on Boxing Day. Some people even spend part of the night and early morning queuing to get into the stores when the best bargains are still available.”
“Boxing Day is also an important day for sporting events. Traditionally, fox hunting was a popular sport in the upper class. Pictures of hunters on horseback dressed in red coats and surrounded by hunting dogs are often seen as symbolic of Boxing Day. Nowadays, fox hunting is outlawed. Horse racing and football (soccer) are now popular sports.”
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