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Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by Andyblaze: 7:51pm On Dec 25, 2013
We all talk about Boxing Day but not most of us know quite a lot about it. Well here are 5 fun facts about the 26th day of December otherwise known as Boxing Day.

1. Boxing Day is called boxing day because it was the
day the family opened the box for the poor.

2. The Christmas Box was often made of clay or wood
and was where people placed gifts.

3. During the age of exploration, a Christmas Box
would be placed on a ship for good luck. A priest
would often place it there, and crewmen would drop
money in it to ensure a safe return. If the ship
returned safely, the priest would take the box and
distribute the contents to the poor.

4. Every church in England had an alms box which
was where folks placed money for the poor. The box
was opened on Dec. 26 and the contents were
distributed to the poor of the parish.

5. The tradition still continues today. Many of us give
small tokens to local workers. Kids also collect things
in boxes to be given to the local poor.

Also...
What other names do we have for the day after
Christmas? Check out the top facts here!

1. Boxing Day is celebrated all over the world, just
to name a few countries that celebrate this day
are: Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany,
Greenland, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Kenya, New
Zealand, Norway, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland
and the United Kingdom.

2. In South Africa, Boxing Day is known as ‘Day of
Goodwill’.

3. In Ireland they call Boxing Day ‘St. Stevens Day’.

4. In other continental European countries, it is
known as ‘Christmas II’ or ‘Second Christmas
Day’.

5. Boxing Day traditions depend on the location,
however it includes shopping, giving money and
gifts to the less fortunate, and a day of watching
sporting events like horse racing and football.

6. On Boxing Day 2004 a massive earthquake
created a tsunami around the Indian Ocean
resulting in the deaths of over 300,000 people.

7. In Australia, New Zealand, Canada and UK,
Boxing Day is the heaviest shopping day of the
year.

8. Boxing Day is one of the British bank holidays
recognised since 1871.

9. Most Nigerians believe Boxing Day is a day dedicated to boxers.

10. On Boxing Day in the UK, the most popular
online searches for shopping are sale items.

11. National Candy Cane Day is celebrated 26th
December every year in the United States.



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Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by Nobody: 8:20pm On Dec 25, 2013
Nice.....



My gamble paid off, first to comment
Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by Nobody: 8:51pm On Dec 25, 2013
Yes!
Let's go for some boxing. Your opponent is Mohammed Ali.
Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by Nobody: 8:52pm On Dec 25, 2013
undecided How does this infer on the price of garri in the market?? Abeggi unto next level grin grin
Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by Nobody: 8:54pm On Dec 25, 2013
Austeenx: Yes!
Let's go for some boxing. Your opponent is Mohammed Ali.
I go too beat am.
Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by sammoe(m): 9:43pm On Dec 25, 2013
If once upon a time you took 'boxing day' literally and attempted amateurish pugilistic manoeuvres... you are were not alone.
Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by rill: 10:15pm On Dec 25, 2013
Ghost post

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Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by freda506(f): 10:20pm On Dec 25, 2013
nice Andy cool
Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by MissYuzedo(f): 10:21pm On Dec 25, 2013
Lol Nigerians think is a day for boxing grin grin

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Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by skyscraperTM(m): 10:49pm On Dec 25, 2013
Front page oooo...

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Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by Sagytarius(m): 11:05pm On Dec 25, 2013
Op, Your fun facts are not complete without this:


Happy Xmas and Boxing Day to all Nairalanders.

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Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by NessaFresh(f): 11:53pm On Dec 25, 2013
I like doing my shopping on this day too cuz by then sellers go ready to sell anyhow make money for their travel fare cheesy
Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by olorunthobby(f): 11:55pm On Dec 25, 2013
i don hear
Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by slenderdude: 2:16am On Dec 26, 2013
lo and behold..... on this special day in 198* a boy was born to the family of Then Major Kamson Taiyelolu and Mrs Kamson Salome..
..
its my bday Nlers my present or no cake for you.

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Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by Nobody: 4:28am On Dec 26, 2013
nice one,more reasons why i cant quit NL.
Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by Fatdon(m): 6:30am On Dec 26, 2013
grin

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Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by angelTI(f): 7:10am On Dec 26, 2013
[quote
author=slenderdude]lo and behold..... on this special day in 198* a boy
was born to the family of Then Major Kamson Taiyelolu and Mrs Kamson
Salome..
..
its my bday Nlers my present or no cake for you.[/quote]

Happy Birthday to you and Happy Boxing Day to all Nairalanders

OneLove

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Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by fingard02k(m): 8:07am On Dec 26, 2013
Today is boxing day...
Please, if have offended you in 2013, i am sorry,,If you've showed me LOVE and I acted "somehow", never mind But incase you don't want to accept my apologies, let's meet meet in the boxing ring @ the national stadium today and let's settle it once and for all. No time..you go know say khaki no be leather:.☺

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Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by Andyblaze: 9:35am On Dec 26, 2013
slenderdude: lo and behold..... on this special day in 198* a boy was born to the family of Then Major Kamson Taiyelolu and Mrs Kamson Salome..
..
its my bday Nlers my present or no cake for you.

Happy Birthday Slenderdude, may the good Lord grant you long life and prosperity bro cool
Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by Bkrubzy(m): 10:05am On Dec 26, 2013
4 me, boxinq day z d day 2 sleep off all d fatique of Christmas day. .d fud preparati0n, hostinq n outinqs r really stren0us!
Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by sammyyoung2(m): 10:55am On Dec 26, 2013
Andyblaze: We all talk about Boxing Day but not most of us know quite a lot about it. Well here are 5 fun facts about the 26th day of December otherwise known as Boxing Day.

1. Boxing Day is called boxing day because it was the
day the family opened the box for the poor.

2. The Christmas Box was often made of clay or wood
and was where people placed gifts.

3. During the age of exploration, a Christmas Box
would be placed on a ship for good luck. A priest
would often place it there, and crewmen would drop
money in it to ensure a safe return. If the ship
returned safely, the priest would take the box and
distribute the contents to the poor.

4. Every church in England had an alms box which
was where folks placed money for the poor. The box
was opened on Dec. 26 and the contents were
distributed to the poor of the parish.

5. The tradition still continues today. Many of us give
small tokens to local workers. Kids also collect things
in boxes to be given to the local poor.

Also...
What other names do we have for the day after
Christmas? Check out the top facts here!

1. Boxing Day is celebrated all over the world, just
to name a few countries that celebrate this day
are: Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany,
Greenland, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Kenya, New
Zealand, Norway, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland
and the United Kingdom.

2. In South Africa, Boxing Day is known as ‘Day of
Goodwill’.

3. In Ireland they call Boxing Day ‘St. Stevens Day’.

4. In other continental European countries, it is
known as ‘Christmas II’ or ‘Second Christmas
Day’.

5. Boxing Day traditions depend on the location,
however it includes shopping, giving money and
gifts to the less fortunate, and a day of watching
sporting events like horse racing and football.

6. On Boxing Day 2004 a massive earthquake
created a tsunami around the Indian Ocean
resulting in the deaths of over 300,000 people.

7. In Australia, New Zealand, Canada and UK,
Boxing Day is the heaviest shopping day of the
year.

8. Boxing Day is one of the British bank holidays
recognised since 1871.

9. Most Nigerians believe Boxing Day is a day dedicated to boxers.

10. On Boxing Day in the UK, the most popular
online searches for shopping are sale items.

11. National Candy Cane Day is celebrated 26th
December every year in the United States.



www.nairatunes..com/2013/12/what-other-names-do-we-have-for-day.html?

Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by MrOlodo(m): 10:56am On Dec 26, 2013
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to see more of my funny olodo pictures

visit

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Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by tammyboy1(m): 10:58am On Dec 26, 2013
Austeenx: Yes!
Let's go for some boxing. Your opponent is Mohammed Ali.
am d refree biko
Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by stantob(m): 10:58am On Dec 26, 2013
Nice update.
Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by Nikapetrelli(f): 11:00am On Dec 26, 2013
Nice info op
Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by kstyle2(m): 11:02am On Dec 26, 2013
From the city of manchester,we wish all our ever-supporting fans a blissful xmas n a hapi new year-viva man utd

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Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by PAGAN9JA(m): 11:05am On Dec 26, 2013
IN my village, this is how we celebrate Boxing Day:

[img]http://www.hausa.rfi.fr/sites/images.rfi.fr/files/aef_image/arti.jpg[/img]
Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by Superstar007(m): 11:06am On Dec 26, 2013
If I've offended u over d past 12months,
Y don't u stop squeezin ya face & come 2
d National stadium dis morning wit ur
boxing kit let's sought tins out as adults
once and 4all. Ħąppy Boxing Day!!!!
Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by SQURA(f): 11:07am On Dec 26, 2013
Wetin i go comment? Ok we don hear.thank you.
Re: Fun Facts About "Boxing Day" The 26th Of December by PAGAN9JA(m): 11:09am On Dec 26, 2013
Making final preparation for Hausaland Boxing Day:


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