What is Boxing Day??

Well, for the last 15 years - almost since the time I've known cricket - I have heard about the Boxing Day Test. The Boxing Day Test starts on the next day after Christmas.

This made me think that 26th Dec is always referred to as Boxing Day. And how wrong i was!!

Boxing Day - in the simplest terms - is the first weekday after Christmas!!

Considering this, it can either be on 26th Dec or 27th Dec or 28th Dec!!

As per Wikipedia, the name derives from the tradition of giving seasonal gifts, on the day after Christmas, to less wealthy people and social inferiors, which was later extended to various work people such as laborers and servants.
What is Boxing Day?? What is Boxing Day?? Reviewed by Vyankatesh on Saturday, December 26, 2009 Rating: 5

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