Growing up, I always saw ‘Boxing day’ on the calendar. Deep within my heart, I thought it was affiliated with the sport which has the name. Little did I know that I was wrong all along.
I was ignorant for several years until recently. I realized Boxing Day is a designated day to show love and share gift with loved ones.
Millions of people don’t understand the concept of boxing day. Just as my ignoramus self had no idea why December 26 was a national holiday. This is a special day created to enjoy the leftovers of Christmas and attend to altruistic endeavors.
The term ‘boxing day’ makes allusions to unwrapping gifts received from loved ones after the Christmas day celebration.
The title further refers to a nautical tradition.
Great sailing ships when setting sail would have a sealed box containing money on board for good luck. Where the voyage was a success, the box was given to a priest, opened at Christmas and the contents then given to the poor.
Boxing Day is a time to spend with family or friends, usually those not seen on Christmas Day itself.
People get busy during the year and this is one special time of the year to embrace those that warm our souls and show that we appreciate their presence. Endeavor to buy someone a gift today.
Ladies and gentlemen, I want to wish you a happy boxing day!
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Historically, on St Stephen’s, the day after Christmas Day, people gave Christmas boxes to their household staff, containing money or presents. It is believed to be the origin of the day being known as #BoxingDay 🎁 pic.twitter.com/NbBU6sWZJN— Historic Royal Palaces (@HRP_palaces) December 26, 2018
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make U happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time U have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute shld be enjoyed & savored.#BoxingDay pic.twitter.com/lw95yN94r6— Pablo Bashir (@bashirpablo) December 26, 2018
"Your friend says, 'How sweet of you to give me such a darling little handkerchief – how ever did you think of it?' You smile modestly and say, 'As soon as I saw it, I felt somehow that it was yours'; after which you may ask where she keeps the mistletoe."~A.A.Milne #BoxingDay pic.twitter.com/lqnmJFvAGo— A.A.Milne (@A_AMilne) December 26, 2018
'The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.'— Waterstones (@Waterstones) December 26, 2018
– Henry Miller, born #OnThisDay in 1891. Go give some love.#WednesdayWisdom #BoxingDay pic.twitter.com/cEZ9kip3kx