Boxing Day Facts

There are some interesting boxing day facts and these are as follows

The Oxford English Dictionary has a unique and different definition about this day as “the first week-day after Christmas-day, pragmatic as a holiday on which post-men, errand-boys, and servants of various kinds expect to receive a Christmas-box”.

It gives the Christmas boxes full of surprises to servants in Britain on boxing day often contained gifts or leftover food from the family’s Christmas feast.

In the United Kingdom, the practice of hunting wrens was once a popular activity on this day. It was considered unlucky to kill wrens on any other day. During the Age of Exploration, it was not uncommon to place a Christmas box on ships. The money put in the box by sailors, for good luck and later given to priest after. The priest would open the box on that day and distribute the money to the poor.