Boxing Day is a holiday that dates back centuries, usually celebrated the day after Christmas Day, thus being the second day of Christmastide.
The origins of Boxing Day lie not in any kind of sport, but in small acts of kindness.
It is generally accepted that the name derives from the giving of Christmas “boxes”, but the precise nature of those boxes and when they were first dispensed is disputed.
In Nigeria, Boxing Day is often called the Day of Goodwill.
Did you know that in parts of Europe, such as Catalonia, Czechia, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Scandinavia, 26 December is celebrated as a second Christmas Day? Now you know.