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Boxing day


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Celebration in English-speaking countries. 26th of December.

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Boxing day

  2. 2. When? • It is celebrated on the 26th of December, St. Stephen’s day, just after Christmas Day.
  3. 3. Where? • It is a holiday in England and in many other English-speaking countries: New Zealand, Australia and Canada.
  4. 4. What did people use to do? • Servants received gift boxes from their employers • Collecting boxes in churches were opened to distribute the money among the poor • Children used to go around collecting money in boxes
  5. 5. What do people do now? • It is a bank or public holiday • Shops and supermarkets open but offices are mostly closed • People go shopping as there are winter sales • By 松林 L from Toronto, Canada - IMG_2768.JPGUploaded by Skeezix1000, CC BY 2.0, 70577 • By I See Modern Britain - Flickr
  6. 6. What do people do now? • It is also a day for sport. • There are matches in all the major leagues: football, rugby, etc. • By Pierre-Yves Beaudouin / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0, 011122
  7. 7. What do people eat? • Leftovers from Christmas lunch • Baked ham • By Andrew Nash from Vienna, Austria - Leftover Turkey Dec09 - 9, CC BY-SA 2.0, 217901
  8. 8. Enjoy Boxing Day!!