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Boxing Day
There are various theories as to the origin of the name Boxing Day, generally a day to spend with family and friends following the Christmas holiday in the UK and Ireland. The name may reference a box of goodies given to servants to take home to their families, a collection box used in charity drives, or a sealed box aboard sailing ships for good luck. If the voyage was successful, the contents of the box were distributed to the poor at Christmas.