Boxing Day – Australia
Posted on: December 10, 2012
Boxing Day – Australia

Boxing Day is a public holiday usually celebrated on the day after Christmas. Boxing Day, also known as St. Stephen’s Day, originated in England in the middle of the nineteenth century under Queen Victoria. The day is traditionally marked by the giving of Christmas boxes to service workers. On this day, families and friends also get together to watch sports, play board games and barbecue. In many countries, Boxing Day is a shopping holiday, quite similar to Black Friday in the U.S.

Boxing Day was traditionally a day for fox hunting, as horse riders dressed in red and white riding gear, escorted by a number of dogs, chased foxes through the countryside. The 2004 ban on fox hunting put an end to the hunt in its traditional sense.

What games will your family play this Boxing Day?

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