14 Facts About Boxing Day


Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated after Christmas Day, occurring on the second day of Christmastide .

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Boxing Day is concurrent with the Catholic holiday Saint Stephen's Day.

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In Canada, Boxing Day is a federal statutory holiday.

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In Hong Kong, despite the transfer of sovereignty from the UK to China in 1997, Boxing Day is a general holiday as the first weekday after Christmas.

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In Nigeria, Boxing Day is a public holiday for working people and students.

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In Scotland, Boxing Day has been specified as an additional bank holiday since 1974, by royal proclamation under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971.

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In Singapore, Boxing Day was a public holiday for working people and students; when it fell on a Saturday or Sunday, there was a holiday on Monday.

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In Trinidad and Tobago, Boxing Day is a public holiday.

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Boxing Day sales are common and shops often allow dramatic price reductions.

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For many merchants, Boxing Day has become the day of the year with the greatest revenue.

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However, Black Friday and Boxing Day are close enough together so that spending in one sale was likely to affect spending in the other.

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Boxing Day sales are not a prominent tradition in the United States, although many retailers often begin after-Christmas sales that day.

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Originally, matches on Boxing Day were played against local rivals to avoid teams and their fans having to travel a long distance to an away game on the day after Christmas Day.

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Boxing Day is one of the main days in the hunting calendar for hunts in the UK and US, with most hunts holding meets, often in town or village centres.

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