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Boxing Day

Transcript: Just what the heck is it? Boxing Day was a day off for servants and when they received a ‘Christmas Box’ from the master. The servants would also go home to give ‘Christmas Boxes’ to their families. Boxing Day is a time to spend with family or friends, usually those not seen on Christmas Day itself. In recent times the day has become synonymous with sport. Horse racing is particularly popular with meets all over the country. Many top football teams also play on Boxing Day. Boxing Day is also a time when the British show their true eccentricity taking part in all kinds of silly activities like swimming the English Channel fun runs for charity events. Boxing Day takes place on December 26. This is common in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and many other commonwealth nations. What is the purpose? In South Africa, Boxing Day was renamed Day of Goodwill in 1994. Boxing Day Great sailing ships when setting sail would have a sealed box containing money on board for good luck.If the voyage were a success the box was given to a priest, opened at Christmas and the contents given to the poor. Boxing Day In many European countries, such as Germany, Poland, and the Netherlands, the 26th of December is celebrated as the "Second Christmas Day". A ‘Christmas Box’ in Britain is a name for a Christmas present. The food Where did it originate? With guests often popping in for a snack and quick drink, the food and drink on Boxing Day is more relaxed than Christmas Day. Lunch will usually be a buffet or leftovers from Christmas lunch. Baked ham is a popular Boxing Day meat and of course, mince pies with Brandy butter or a slice of Christmas cake are almost obligatory. Bibliography Boxing Day A box to collect money for the poor was placed in Churches on Christmas day then opened the next day. Boxing Day Boxing Day There are many arguments based on the origins of Boxing Day, so here is a list that is relevant, and could perhaps be all of them:

Boxing Day

Transcript: Many people get together and have a relaxed party or lunch. They usually eat the left overs from Christmas day. Baked ham and punch is very common to have. More traditions on Boxing Day More history on Boxing Day There is no actual reason why its called "Boxing Day". Known as Christmas 2 or second Christmas. Even though fox hunting may not seem like it has something to do with Boxing day, it does. People find fox hunting relaxing. History on Boxing Day All about Boxing Day Boxing Day was a day off for servants. Servants also, received a "Christmas box" from their master. Boxing day is on the 26th of December every year. Boxing day is usually celebrated in the United Kingdom, and Ireland. Fox hunting rules Where did it originate? On December 26th there is a fox hunt. The hunters wear red, (usually) because its boxing day. Up until 2004 it was okay for you to use your dog in the hunt. Now the dogs have to sniff out an artificial trail because it was banned to have your dogs hunt the actual trails. In America we do "Black Friday" but where people celebrate Boxing day they do a lot of shopping. Many people say that shopping on Boxing day is very relaxing. Stores such as Macy's and Kohl's put everything on sale or layaway. Fox Hunting * Known as national "Candy Cane" day in the United States. * In Southern Africa its known as "Day of Goodwill". * In Ireland they call it "St. Stephens Day" Boxing day originated in Britain and Ireland. Many countries have adapted to this holiday. Some countries are Ireland,United Kingdom, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Kenya, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, and Britain. Resources By: Aryana Hitchcock and Angel Dykes December 10,2014 4th period .1. ‘The Fox” sets off first 2. ‘The hounds” set off 5 minutes later 3. “The horsemen/women” set off 5 minutes after the hounds 4. The hounds chase the fox down and when they catch him / her they call a sighting in to the horsemen/women 5. Horsemen/women get to the fox & hounds location as fast as they can and catch the fox 6. Everyone goes to the Shakespeare pub to celebrate -OR- Even if the fox don't get found everybody still goes to the pub to celebrate. All about Boxing Day Other Names

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