Meaning of Boxing Day

Boxing Day has become famous for things like hitting the sales and hunting but a survey shows that loads of people don’t know how it got its name. Boxing Day got its name when Queen Victoria was on the throne in the 1800s, when the rich would box up gifts to give to the poor.

But a UK survey showed that more than a third of people didn’t know this fact. Many of them thought December 26 was for packing up gifts, while others said it had something to do with fighting.