In Australia we have a public holiday on 26th of December and call it Boxing day. Why is it called Boxing Day? Boxing day is a tradition held each year the day after Christmas in the Commonwealth.
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Boxing day was used (in the UK) by many landed gentry to give a gift to their staff and/or suppliers as a thank you or payment for the services supplied during the year, this could be money or goods ie food or materials.
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