View Full Version : Has anybody heard of Boxing Day??

09-12-03, 05:33
Except you of course Grant and Croft28, and the other Aussies and New Zealanders, does anyone else in the world celebrate this awesome holiday???
I cant believe the US dont have boxing day!!! :confused: I found this out today and I would like to say I am shocked and appalled. This is possibly the coolest idea for a holiday in the world. ;)

09-12-03, 06:02

09-12-03, 06:36
Ok I also discovered the Canada and England celebrates it as well. What does other Boxing Day celebraters do on this fine holiday?

09-12-03, 13:29
December 26th, right? We don't do much except eat leftover turkey. :D

09-12-03, 13:36
Originally posted by andromeda_eats:
Ok I also discovered the Canada and England celebrates it as well. What does other Boxing Day celebraters do on this fine holiday?Ahem! Britain, not just England http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

09-12-03, 14:47
We celebrate St' Stephen's Day on the 26th of December in Ireland.

09-12-03, 15:19
Yes that's right, and since I am a Stephanie it is my nameday also, and I do get some extra presents!

09-12-03, 19:26
Arent you the lucky one Steph :D I usually use Boxing day to recover from Christmas day http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

09-12-03, 19:31
:confused: :confused:
Who would of thought of Boxing day as a Holiday.

09-12-03, 19:34
What do you do on boxing day??? do you watch boxing on tv all day????

09-12-03, 20:06
I think it traditionally was the day you "boxed" everything up that you had received for Christmas, but didn't really like or need, & exchanged them for something else. (Something like looking a gift horse in the mouth.)

Steven B
09-12-03, 21:04
Yep, we have Boxing day! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif


the croft woman!
09-12-03, 21:19
we do, and im working on it :mad: But i get triple pay on boxing day, 15.50 ph! :eek: I usually used to use boxing day to see me mates and have a mini party with them http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

09-12-03, 21:42
I've heard of it, though we don't celebrate it ourselves. To us, it's just the second Christmas day http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

09-12-03, 21:48
The term 'boxing day' comes from Victorian times.

The 'Masters' celebrated Christmas day on the 25th when they received their presents.

The servants got their Christmas 'box' (present) off the 'Masters' the next day.

Hence the name 'boxing day'. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Hence the term 'to box someone off'; I.E. give them a dropsy.

Probably confused everyone with that explanation haven't I :rolleyes: :D


09-12-03, 21:52
Not confusing at all Aza :D
Spot on in fact ;)

09-12-03, 22:22
Not confusing, and very very interesting, Aza http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

I've seen this Boxing Day on british calendars. We don't have a special name for that day. As Marianne says, it's just the second day of Christmas http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

09-12-03, 22:30
Yeah Boxing Day is in Australia http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif .....i didnt know Canada and the UK get it as well.
Well here in Australia we dont celebrate Thanksgiving, we know of it because its always spoken about in U.S tv shows and movies and songs and blah blah blah....but we dont actually celebrate it.
Boxing Day is for us http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

09-12-03, 22:34
Boxing Day is just about celebrating the Christmas events of the day before, kinda like, "ok Xmas is over, a few days till end of year, lets just round it up with eating the rest of the xmas food and get together again."

It's not this big thing though, not everyone celebrates it, we mainly like it because it's another public holiday and we all sleep in. Plus Lord Of The Rings 3 comes out that day, it's kinda like a veg out day.