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What is Boxing Day in Australia?
What all do you know about Boxing Day? Have you ever given a thought why Boxing Day is called Boxing Day?
Well, Boxing Day is a public holiday which is celebrated on 26th December in countries like Australia, Britain, Canada and New Zealand. Some may have been living with thinking that this day, as its name suggests, has got to do with the pugilistic game, but the fact of the matter is that it has nothing to do with Boxing. Neither it’s a day when people exchange gifts on Christmas. Well, you have not been aware of this holiday, it may sound surprising to you that the Boxing Day test match is a cricket game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
While the true remains of this day have not been known until now as they have been not comprehended, there can be a possibility that this day came into existence back in England during the Middle Ages.
There must have been plenty of times you may have posed a question what Boxing Day was all about and the answers have seemed to be ambiguous to you. This cricket game is played between the Australian National cricket team and other national teams visiting the country. The cricket match begins on Boxing Day and may continue for as long as five days. Australian cricket team won every Boxing Day test match held between 1999 and 2007.
In some parts of Australia, the post-Christmas sales begin on this day when stores offer their stock in abundant quantities that was not sold before Christmas Day at reasonable prices. A lot of have been taking an advantage of Boxing Day Sale with the sole intention to buy various products or services at prices that seem easy on their pocket.
The most sought after shopping day in Australia is the Boxing Day, with great sales that seem worthy of every shopper’s wait. Whether you are determined to save money on homewares, technology, electronics, fashion, holidays etc, you can’t afford to miss grabbing the best bargain. Many reasons make for the fact why the Boxing Day Sale has been a favourite pastime for Aussies who’re on the lookout for the best deals on Christmas.
Boxing Day is a public holiday as mentioned above, and schools, educational institutions and other organizations are closed. In the 19th century, Queen Victoria made Boxing Day a formal holiday for all countries of the Commonwealth. Boxing Day Sales have undoubtedly become a sporting event when a huge number of shoppers wait for shop doors to open so that they can barge inside the shops to grab that “special deal.”
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