Boxing Day falls on the 26th December, the day after Christmas. Most historians can’t agree on the precise origin of the day itself, however they tend to agree it has grown out of a longstanding British tradition of charity and goodwill. These are linked to Saint Stephen’s Day, which is a Christian festive celebrated on December 26th. These days, there are many different activities to enjoy on this day. Let’s have a look at things to do on Boxing Day.
Boxing Day Activities
One of the most popular things to do on Boxing Day is shopping. The post-Christmas sales hit the high streets and retail parks and lots of people head out to find a bargain.
Lots of towns and villages have community minded activities which bring everyone together during the festive season. From rubber duck races down the river to tug of wars across it. Find out what your community gets up to, or start some new local traditions!
Boxing Day Fun
How about having some fun in the snow, if it snows that is! We don’t tend to get a lot of white Christmases in the UK these days but a little bit of snow makes us grab for our sledges and head to the nearest hill.
Christmas Day Part Two
The idea of Boxing Day being an extension of Christmas celebrations to extend Christmas Day into two days is wonderful. This can often mean holding back some presents from Christmas Day to open. Or piling into the cheeseboard once again! A lot of us rustle up leftovers and see other members of our extended family on. Dive into the chocolate tubs and play with those gifts you opened the day before!
What do you do on Boxing Day? How much fun do you have with the family or is it a relaxing recovery from the chaos of the day before? Whatever you get up to, have loads of fun!