Updated December 25th, 2023 at 13:55 IST

Boxing day 2023: When is it celebrated, history, and significance

Boxing Day is all about enjoying the holiday season's festivities and sharing and caring for those we love, unlike what the name actually suggests.

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Contrary to what the name implies, Boxing day has nothing to do with gloves and a ring. Boxing day is all about enjoying the holiday season's festivities and sharing and caring for those we love. The holiday season has arrived, and we are currently enjoying the lights, cheer, and festivities of the season. The birth anniversary of Jesus Christ is celebrated with great pomp and circumstance all over the world. The holiday season begins on Christmas Eve and lasts until after New Year's. Boxing day is observed on the day between Christmas and New year's eve. As we gear up to celebrate Boxing day this year, here are a few things to remember.

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When is Boxing day celebrated?

Boxing Day, unlike other holidays, does not have a set date for celebration. It can occur at any time between Christmas and New year's eve.

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Boxing day 2023: It's tradition and history

Boxing Day is a tradition in which wealthy families prepare boxes filled with gifts and presents for the poor. It spreads Christmas joy and holiday cheer. It is believed that in the past, servants of the wealthy had to work on Christmas to attend to the guests and festivities. As a result, as a way of saying thank you for their service, employers would prepare gift boxes for the servants to take home the day after Christmas. Boxing day got its name from this.

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Significance

Boxing Day promotes the importance of sharing and caring. It enables us to bring joy and happiness into the homes of others and share our joy with everyone. Boxing day fosters a sense of belonging and understanding. Festivals are more enjoyable when shared with others, and Boxing day allows us to do so.

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Published December 25th, 2023 at 13:55 IST