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    What do you mean by the word 'Boxing Day' and its origin?

    Usually the next day after Christmas is known to be Boxing Day in European countries. When Cricket matches are usually conducted on this day in those countries, commentators call them as Boxing Day matches. But usually we don't have much knowledge regarding this word. Why this particular term is used for the day next to Christmas? Is it related something to the festival of Christmas or any different specialty is there for it in relation to the festival. How this word originated? I request knowledgeable members to through some light on this particular word and the stories which lie behind the origin of this word.
  • #586834
    What I assume is after celebrating Christmas festival everybody get tired to get relax the government declared a public Holiday it is called as a Boxing Day... To get relax they will go for cricket matches that is why cricket matches are held at that time
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  • #586856
    In a lighter vein the meaning of boxing day may be to un-box the gifts that are being received from various persons on the Christmas day and cherish the memories. Because on the day of Christmas every body would be busy with prayers at Church and exchanging pleasantries with family and friends and thus there would be no time to tear open so many gifts which were received from varied people and hence a holiday also declared on boxing day to clear the gifts and see who has given what. In fact this is the only festival where in the whole world buys gifts and send them to the near and dear ones.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease


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