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The History of Boxing Day

Like many people I know the history of Christmas but I had always assumed that Boxing Day was a part of the history of Christmas but in fact it has its own history.
I've written the following article to inform you of the history of Boxing Day.
I hope the following article is informative.
Boxing Day wasn't celebrated or around until the mid nineteenth century in the reign of Queen Victoria.
Boxing Day is on 26th of December every year and is celebrated in the following countries: •Britain •Canada •New Zealand •Australia and many more commonwealth countries.
This day like Christmas is a day which you spend with friends and family and celebrate with lots of food, fun and entertainment.
This day gets its name because tradesmen used to collect their Christmas boxes in return for good and reliable service throughout the year.
Stephen's Day is also another name for this day.
Stephen was a Christian who lived in the time of Christ and was stoned to death shortly after the crucifixion so the day is names after him.
On this day you are meant to give money and other charitable gifts to charities and the less fortunate.
Until the last ten years all shops and government run buildings where closed on St.
Stephens Day along with Christmas Day but this doesn't seem to be the case anymore.
Although St.
Stephens Day is a state holiday many shops still open so that people can go shopping on St.
Stephens Day.

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