What The Heck Is “Boxing Day”?
Chances are today at some point you will hear someone refer to today as "Boxing Day" so what is "Boxing Day"?
First...it is not a day where you go around punching people, it is also has nothing to do with all the boxes you got on Christmas day!
According to Wikipedia, Boxing Day is:
Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated the day after Christmas Day. It originated in the United Kingdom and is celebrated in a number of countries that previously formed part of the British Empire. Boxing Day is on 26 December, although the attached bank holiday or public holiday may take place either on that day or two days later.
In some European countries such as Romania, Hungary, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Scandinavia, 26 December is celebrated as a Second Christmas Day
So in Canada, they celebrate Boxing day and here in the US, even though we were part of the Empire back in the day, we don't celebrate because of the whole 1776 thing!