Ever wondered what Boxing Day is and where it gets its name. Here are the reasons and traditions surrounding the oddly-named holiday.

Ever Wondered What Boxing Day is and Where it Gets its Name?

Ever wondered what Boxing Day is and where it gets its name. Here are the reasons and traditions surrounding the oddly-named holiday.

12 days of Christmas: Boxing Day (December 26) - On the First Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to me - A partridge in a Pear Tree! - Some historians think Boxing Day may have come from when servants, who worked on Christmas Day,  took the following day off (the First Day of Christmas) and were given boxes with presents from their employers.

12 days of Christmas: Boxing Day (December 26) - On the First Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to me - A partridge in a Pear Tree! - Some historians think Boxing Day may have come from when servants, who worked on Christmas Day, took the following day off (the First Day of Christmas) and were given boxes with presents from their employers.

Boxing Day bubble & squeak | Jamie Oliver | Food | Jamie Oliver (UK)...my version which I did experience in the UK is w soy sausage, avocado, and lots of mushrooms and sometimes sautéed greens; hot sauce/ hot pepper flakes/salsa verde/green chilies and the occasional spritz of truffle salt on the eggs. Yum!

Boxing Day bubble & squeak

Boxing Day bubble & squeak | Jamie Oliver | Food | Jamie Oliver (UK)...my version which I did experience in the UK is w soy sausage, avocado, and lots of mushrooms and sometimes sautéed greens; hot sauce/ hot pepper flakes/salsa verde/green chilies and the occasional spritz of truffle salt on the eggs. Yum!

Perfect Pickled Onion Recipe - love to bite into a nice crisp pickle onion, nice with crusty bread and some cheese.

Easy Pickled Onions

Perfect Pickled Onion Recipe - love to bite into a nice crisp pickle onion, nice with crusty bread and some cheese.

nice The best Boxing Day sales 2016: all the best deals from the best UK stores

nice The best Boxing Day sales 2016: all the best deals from the best UK stores

Boxing day is a truly British event and one steeped in history and traditions. It may have changed recently but many foods and activities remain.

Ever Wondered What Boxing Day is and Where it Gets its Name?

Boxing day is a truly British event and one steeped in history and traditions. It may have changed recently but many foods and activities remain.

10 Things You Should Know About Boxing Day Festivities

Ever Wondered What Boxing Day is and Where it Gets its Name?

10 Things You Should Know About Boxing Day Festivities

Make the most of Christmas dinner leftovers with a turkey, stuffing and cranberry pie made with hot water crust pastry.

Hand-raised Boxing Day pie

Make the most of Christmas dinner leftovers with a turkey, stuffing and cranberry pie made with hot water crust pastry.

hold hands and go ice skating in London. More of the best of London tips: http://www.europealacarte.co.uk/blog/2013/08/09/london-tips/

Things to do on Boxing Day in London

hold hands and go ice skating in London. More of the best of London tips: http://www.europealacarte.co.uk/blog/2013/08/09/london-tips/

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