The day after Christmas (December 26) is a pubic holiday in Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other Commonwealth countries. Today, many people in the United States enjoy boxing day too! For those who received cash or gift cards this can be a very exciting day. Believe it or not, it has been recorded that boxing day began in 1663. The idea for boxing day began in Britain and the shopping disease for people who like to shop has remained a big tradition around the world.
For people who have to work on Christmas Day this can work to their advantage and for those who love to shop for the thrill of finding bargains, shopping often begins early in the day. Some people save lots of money by buying gifts for next year at a cost savings and keep have them ready for next year.
It has been told that the idea for collecting for the poor started during the Victorian era (1837-1901) and churches began putting out boxes for church donations.
If you're a Beatles Fan, you might want to play your sound tracks and sing "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and I Saw Her Standing There," since 1963 marks the anniversary of when these two famous Beatles hits were released in the United States. Do you remember when the Beatles bobbing heads where popular? Did you have a Beatles haircut? I didn't have either but I did fake a pretty good Brittish accent with my friends and wore white Go-Go boots!
No matter how you spend your day, if you are not relaxing, singing Beatles songs, or shopping on Boxing Day, I hope you have a very nice day!