Boxing Day

The day after Christmas Day is called Boxing Day in many countries around the world, and is often a designated public holiday. However, I think it would be true to say that most people don't know where the name came from and what makes it significant enough to occur on the calendar.

Last year our Caroline produced a wonderful post on Boxing Day and how it came to be called that as part of the post Christmas celebrations. If you would like to read last year's Boxing Day post click here.

In her post, Caroline told us about some of the traditional Australian activities on Boxing Day - so what do you plan to do today? For many people it is a lazy day eating Christmas leftovers, playing with new toys, watching movies or going shopping!

In many places around the world, Boxing Day is one of the busiest shopping days of the year, with many bargains to be had for those who have the fortitude to face even more shopping after the Christmas rush!

But many of us agree with George Cruikshank (1792–1878) the British caricaturist and book illustrator - it should be about boxes!!

Boxing Day by George Cruikshank (1)

And if you have finished packing everything up into boxes and bringing in new purchases from those Boxing Day sales - in boxes - you might like to watch this video on the Origins of Boxing Day.

Whatever your Boxing Day traditions are, whatever you choose to do, we hope you have a happy day!