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BOXING DAY

When is Boxing Day in 2018?

Boxing Day in 2018 is on the Wednesday, 26th of Dec (12/26/2018).

Boxing Day is on the 360th day of 2018. There are 5 days left in the year.

Boxing Day Facts

  • Date: Dec 26, 2018
  • Religious
  • Also Called:
  • Celebrations: Shopping, Outdoor Sports, Donation
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Boxing Day is celebrated on 26th December or on the first weekday after Christmas. Boxing Day is a public holiday in Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden, UK and in other countries with a mainly Christian population. This is a day to open the Christmas box and share the gifts with the poor.

It is believed that the Boxing Day started in England, in the middle of the nineteenth century, under Queen Victoria. This was a way for the upper class to give gifts in any form to the lower class people. On this day the Priests used to open the church's charity boxes and distribute them among the poor.

To keep the practice of Boxing Day alive, nowadays many people donate their time, services, and money to the people in need. On this day tradesmen (Servant, Sweeper, Milkman etc) collect their Christmas gifts in return of their good service throughout the year. Families get together, watch sports and play outdoor games and do lots of shopping on this day. Most shops open on Boxing Day to start the New Year sales.

Boxing Day Observances

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List of National and Regional Public Holidays of Canada in 2018

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
MondayMonJan 01, 2018Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonFeb 12, 2018Feb 12Family Day (BC)
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2018Feb 14Valentine's Day
ThursdayThuFeb 15, 2018Feb 15Flag Day
MondayMonFeb 19, 2018Feb 19Family Day (AB, SK, ON)
MondayMonMar 12, 2018Mar 12Commonwealth Day
SaturdaySatMar 17, 2018Mar 17St. Patrick's Day
FridayFriMar 30, 2018Mar 30Good Friday
MondayMonApr 02, 2018Apr 02Easter Monday
MondayMonMay 21, 2018May 21Victoria Day (Many regions)
SundaySunJul 01, 2018Jul 01Canada Day
MondayMonJul 02, 2018Jul 02Canada Day Holiday
MondayMonAug 06, 2018Aug 06Civic Holiday (Many regions)
MondayMonSep 03, 2018Sep 03Labour Day
MondayMonOct 08, 2018Oct 08Thanksgiving Day
WednesdayWedOct 31, 2018Oct 31Halloween
SundaySunNov 11, 2018Nov 11Remembrance Day (Many regions)
TuesdayTueDec 25, 2018Dec 25Christmas Day
WednesdayWedDec 26, 2018Dec 26Boxing Day (Many regions)