The Boxing Day questions you’ve probably Googled
( CNN) Boxing Day is the day after Christmas, and it has absolutely nothing to do with your empty-bellied talent boxes.
What is the point of Boxing Day?
It’s a period to give to the less fortunate. Way back during the Victorian period in Britain, servants were allowed time off to visit their families on December 26, since they had to work for their employers’ Christmas Day observances. It became such a standard practice that in 1871, a new celebration was accept. It coincides with St. Stephen’s Day, a Christian festivity with similar themes of charity. When Boxing Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it’s observed on the following Monday.