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Boxing Day


Boxing Day
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Boxing Day originated in England in the middle of the nineteenth century under the reign of Queen Victoria. December 26th became a holiday as boxes were filled with gifts and money for servants and tradespeople. At times, poor people carried empty boxes from door to door, and the boxes were soon filled with food, Christmas sweets and money. Parents gave their children small gifts such as, oranges, handkerchief, and socks. People also placed old clothing that they didn't need anymore in boxes and they were given to those in need.

Today, Boxing Day is a holiday in the United Kingdom, Canada and many other Commonwealth nations. It is spent with family and friends at open gatherings with lots of food, fun and the sharing of friendship and love.

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