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Why is it called Boxing Day in Canada?
Last Updated: 24th May, 2020
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Also to know is, why do they call it Boxing Day?
The name is a reference to holiday gifts. A 'Christmas Box' in Britain is a name for a Christmas present. Boxing Day was traditionally a day off for servants and the day when they received a 'Christmas Box' from the master. The servants would also go home on Boxing Day to give 'Christmas Boxes' to their families.
when did Boxing Day become a holiday in Canada? Boxing Day. December 26, the day after Christmas, is the Feast of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr. It is also known as Boxing Day, a secular holiday celebrated in parts of the Commonwealth, including Canada. December 26, the day after Christmas, is the Feast of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr.
Keeping this in view, what is the meaning of Boxing Day in Canada?
The day after Christmas, December 26th, is a public (or statutory) holiday called Boxing Day across Canada. This means it is basically a day off for everyone and if you have to go to work, you should be paid time and a half.
What is Boxing Day called in USA?
Boxing Day is a secular holiday traditionally celebrated on 26 December, the day after Christmas Day. December 26 is also Saint Stephen's Day, a religious holiday.