Boxing Day is a public holiday in several countries, traditionally celebrated on the day following Christmas Day, December 26th. It is celebrated in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries that were once part of the British Empire.
The origins of Boxing Day are somewhat unclear, but it is believed to have originated in the United Kingdom in the 19th century. It is thought to have been a day when employers would give gifts, known as "Christmas boxes," to their employees as a way to show appreciation for their hard work.
Today, Boxing Day is a day of relaxation and celebration. Many people use the day to visit with friends and family, or to participate in sporting events such as horse racing and football matches. It is also a popular day for sales and shopping, as many retailers offer discounted prices on items.