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What is Boxing day?

What is Boxing Day?

In Britain many years ago, it was common practice for the servants to carry boxes to their employers when they arrived for their day's work on the day after Christmas (December 25). Their employers would then put coins in the boxes as special end-of-year gifts. This can be compared with the modern day concept of Christmas bonuses. The servants carried boxes for the coins, hence the name Boxing Day.

According to the World Book Encyclopedia, "the traditional celebration of Boxing Day included giving money and other gifts to charitable institutions, needy individuals, and people in service jobs." Typically, people give presents to postal workers or spend the day volunteering.

Today, Boxing Day is spent with family and friends with lots of food and sharing of friendship and love. Government buildings and small businesses are closed but the malls are open and filled with people exchanging gifts or buying reduced priced Christmas gifts, cards, and decorations.

To keep the tradition of Boxing Day alive, many businesses, organizations, and families donate their time, services, and money to aid Food Banks and provide gifts for the poor, or they may choose to help an individual family that is in need.

Who celebrates Boxing Day?

Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Britain, and other Commonwealth Countries celebrate Boxing Day on December 26th.

Boxing day Cricket Matches for 2010

England vs Australia:

England play Australia in the all important 4th match of the Ashes. The current Ashes score is 1-1. If England manage to win this match they will be sure of retaining the Ashes as England had won the last Ashes series in 2009

India vs South Africa:

Team India with their backs against the wall after the loss of first test will be looking to come hard at the South Africans in order to justify their numero uno ranking.

Pakistan vs New Zealand

Pakistan begin their tour to New Zealand with t-20 match. Both teams willbe looking to end the year on a high after having some embarrassing loses this year.

So this Boxing day its a gift from Cricket to all its lover. Merry Christmas to everyone.

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Thanks For the Info...Always used to hear the Term,but never had any proper info abt it!
rosskpirish on 28 Dec 2010, 02:47 PM
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