Yow again!!! Here’s wishing you all a Happy Boxing Day today.
Once again, what does Boxing Day mean to you? How did it originate? There are quite a few theories but we welcome yours. Who knows, some of you may have the facts.
I don’t know so I won’t be too critical of the replies. We know that over the years, people give gifts and money to the needy on Boxing Day. The past century seems to involve more gift-giving on or before Christmas than on Boxing Day, however. Three theories circulating on Boxing Day’s origin has to do with:
- boxing up the old gift wrapping, etc., for the thrash
- boxing gifts to present to the poor
- traditional day of boxing match
I wouldn’t be surprised to find out it has nothing to do with the word “box” or “boxing”. 😉
Curious what you think and what evidence you have to prove / disprove some ideas.