What religion celebrates Boxing Day?

Asked by: Edy Srijata

asked in category: General Last Updated: 1st July, 2020

What religion celebrates Boxing Day?

The tradition may come from a custom in the late Roman/early Christian era wherein alms boxes placed in churches were used to collect special offerings tied to the Feast of Saint Stephen, which in the Western Christian Churches falls on the same day as Boxing Day, the second day of Christmastide.

Similarly, it is asked, who celebrates Boxing Day?

Boxing Day is an official public holiday (or bank holiday) on Dec. 26 celebrated by the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries. This includes Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Furthermore, do Americans celebrate Boxing Day? Boxing Day is observed only in is observed in the United Kingdom, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and some other Commonwealth nations. In America December 26 is known as the Day after Christmas Day, and is observed as a holiday in only a few states.

Also asked, why do they call it Boxing Day?

The name is a reference to holiday gifts.A ‘Christmas Box’ in Britain is a name for a Christmas present. Boxing Day was traditionally a day off for servants and the day when they received a ‘Christmas Box’ from the master. The servants would also go home on Boxing Day to give ‘Christmas Boxes’ to their families.

Why doesn’t the US celebrate Boxing Day?

So, puritans didn’t celebrate it. Later settlers from Britain did, which is why you can find pockets of areas in the US where it is a tradition too. Other parts of the US had settlers from Germany, and other parts of Europe, that had no tradition of Boxing day.

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