Origin of Boxing Day
Examples from the Web for boxing day
Such a disappointment must not be inflicted upon any family on Boxing-day.The Following of the Star|Florence L. Barclay
The gentleman wears a portentous hat, which tickled the fancy of the Boxing-day people immensely.
There is an amusing account, given by a writer of the querulous class, of a boxing-day in London, a century ago.The Book of Christmas|Thomas K. Hervey
But let us pass on to the artistic Boxing-day keepers at the National Gallery.
And so theatre time draws on, and the interest of Boxing-day grows to a climax.
British Dictionary definitions for boxing day
Word Origin for Boxing Day
Word Origin and History for boxing day
1809, "first weekday after Christmas," on which postmen and others expect to receive a Christmas present, originally in reference to the custom of distributing the contents of the Christmas box, which was placed in the church for charity collections. See box (n.1). The custom is older than the phrase.