History of Boxing Day: and Feast of St. Stephen

Boxing Day, while unfamiliar to many Americans, is a well known holiday among the countries of the British Commonwealth. It is celebrated on December 26 as a public holiday in the UK, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, South Africa, and parts of Australia.

Though some believe it has to do with the need to dispose of empty boxes on the day following Christmas, it has nothing to do with…

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