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BOXING DAY

When is Boxing Day in 2017?

Boxing Day in 2017 is on the Tuesday, 26th of Dec (12/26/2017).

Boxing Day is on the 360th day of 2017. There are 5 days left in the year.

Quick Facts : Boxing Day

  • Date: Dec 26, 2017
  • 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

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME

Canada holidays celebrated in year 2017

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Sun
  • Jan 01, 2017
  • Mon
  • Feb 13, 2017
  • Tue
  • Feb 14, 2017
  • Wed
  • Feb 15, 2017
  • Mon
  • Mar 13, 2017
  • Fri
  • Mar 17, 2017
  • Fri
  • Apr 14, 2017
  • Mon
  • Apr 17, 2017
  • Sat
  • Jul 01, 2017
  • Mon
  • Jul 03, 2017
  • Mon
  • Sep 04, 2017
  • Mon
  • Oct 09, 2017
  • Tue
  • Oct 31, 2017
  • Mon
  • Dec 25, 2017