Boxing Day Holiday
Traditionally in Britain, Boxing Day (26th of December) was the day for giving cash and food to the poor, this was extended to include workers receiving gifts from their employers (I think I need to remind my employer of this tradition). I doubt there are many people today who will have a clue why they have a public holiday.
It is also known at St Stephens Day.
These days it is less about giving to the poor and more about the post-Christmas sales — where people go crazy buying things they don’t need and can’t afford. I have been to these sales and come home with things I don't really need and buy stuff that wasn't even on sale — and this year I will probably do the same!!!
Have an enjoying Boxing Day.