Boxing Day traditionally lands on 26th December each year.
But what other names do we have for the day after Christmas?
Check out the top facts about Boxing Day here!
Boxing Day is celebrated all over the world, just to name a few countries that celebrate this day are: Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Greenland, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Kenya, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
In South Africa, Boxing Day is known as “Day of Goodwill”.
In Ireland they call Boxing Day “St. Stevens Day”.
In other continental European countries, it is known as “Christmas II” or “Second Christmas Day”.
Boxing Day traditions depend on the location, however it includes shopping, giving money and gifts to the less fortunate, and a day of watching sporting events like horse racing and football.
On Boxing Day 2004 a massive earthquake created a tsunami around the Indian Ocean resulting in the deaths of over 300,000 people.
In Australia, New Zealand, Canada and UK, Boxing Day is the heaviest shopping day of the year.
Boxing Day is one of the British bank holidays recognized since 1871.
There is no official reason as to why it is known as “Boxing Day”.
On Boxing Day in the UK, the most popular online searches for shopping are sale items.
National Candy Cane Day is celebrated 26th December every year in the United States.