The day after Christmas where people return presents they received because they either already had a duplicate, or just didn't like the item.
Joe32: what do you guys do on boxing day?
John33: Return crap presents.
John33: Buy more ****
Joe32: why dont we have that holiday?
John33: For returning presents.
the best time for shopping. prices slashed considerably
fuck xmas shopping. i hate crowds and cant find what i want on ebay. ooh-looks like the post-xmas rush has started
Big holiday on the day after Christmas in the United Kingdom and many of the Commonwealth countries. Boxes of gift items and money were distributed to one's servants or employees--probably the origin of Christmas bonuses.
On Boxing Day in the Middle Ages, the Lord of the Manor gave boxes of tools, money and other things his serfs needed to do their work in his lands. Today, boxes of clothing and food items are given to the needy.
Boxing day is the day after Christmas Day, when the English sit in boxes and box.
"Hey, keep that cardboard box, we can use it to box it on boxing day!"
The day after Christmas where all the stores have sales. Boxing Day is a public holiday in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong and countries in the Commonwealth of Nations with a mainly Christian population. In South Africa, this public holiday is now known as the Day of Goodwill. It is based on the tradition of giving gifts to the less fortunate members of society. Contemporary Boxing Day in many countries is now a "shopping holiday" associated with after-Christmas sales.
"Now that I am finished shopping for all my freinds at Christmas I am going to go boxing day
shopping for myself!"
Originating in the United Kingdom and spreading through the commonwealth countries, Boxing Day is a holiday that extends all the way from the Medieval period when the Lord's serfs were still barred from partaking in the royal Christmas festivities. While Christmas Day is usually spent with family members and often is a very spiritually centered and wholesome time, Boxing Day is the more secularly celebratory day of the Holiday season wherein celebrators gather with their close friends (and perhaps some lingering family members) and get hammered in the spirit of Christmas. So hammered that several drunken boxing fights are known to break out between friends and family members, people whom wouldn't usually be partaking in drunken boxing let alone the act of getting wasted together.
"Man, it's Boxing Day! Let's go out and get schlammered in the spirit of Christmas!"
"Dude... I just celebrated Boxing Day yesterday, I never thought I would get wasted in front of my Grandma..."