Have you ever wondered why Boxing Day is called Boxing Day ? It has nothing to do with boxing and there are a lot of theories as to it's exact origins. Some people think it can be traced back to the Victorian tradition of collecting goods and gratuities for tradesmen and people who have served the family during the course of the year. Others think it goes as far back as the Middle Ages when parishioners collected money for the poor in collection boxes.
Boxing Day today
Now Boxing Day is a day to be able to spend with family or friends whom you might not get a chance to see at Christmas and often (at least in the UK) it's a day to take part in some of the crazier outdoor sports we have like outdoor polar bear swimming or fun charity runs!
I won't be swimming outdoors on a cold winter's day but I will definitely be heading to the pub with friends and family to celebrate Boxing Day!
However you spend your Boxing Day, have fun and enjoy a happy and healthy holiday season
Written by Frances Cain - December 26 2018