Boxing Day —the Real Meaning


Princewill Odidi|26 December 2016 Boxing Day takes place on December 26th and is only celebrated in a few countries; mainly ones historically connected to the UK (such as Canada, Australia, South Africa, Nigeria and New Zealand) and in many European countries. It's about boxes being distributed as gifts, it appears many are confusing it to be physical boxing. Far from it, it is the day when Christmas gift boxes are opened or gift boxes donated to orphanages. It was started in the UK about 800 years ago, during the Middle Ages. It was the day when the alms box, collection boxes for the poor often kept in churches, were traditionally opened so that the contents could be distributed to poor people. Some churches still open these boxes on Boxing Day. Someone saw me this morning and attempted to box me, saying it was Boxing Day. Not that type of physical boxing, but box-ing as a gift. Happy box-ing day friends, send me a box gift if you have one, if not an online flower can be a box-ing gift. Princewill Odidi
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