Boxing Day National Holiday, Canada

Boxing Day National Holiday, Canada

About Boxing Day: Boxing day is the most celebrated of the day in countries which has Christianity at its main religion. The Boxing day which is a national holiday is all about placing the gifts and other surprises in the stockings of the children or the boxing which is placed according to the traditions and cultures followed worldwide. The Boxing day is a public holiday in 5 provinces along with the territories all over Canada. The city all over Canada which is known to be having a long-lasting Christmas events find to be carrying another events to be followed after the 25th of Christmas with Boxing day which is just the day after the Christmas day.

The most of the general population along with schools and businesses are closed on boxing day and people get into enjoying the sporting events with many of them getting into the rink for getting into ice-hockey tournaments. The people in Canada enjoy with visiting the stores which start their annual sales on the Boxing day and there are heavy discounts on every purchase made just like the Black Friday sale in U.S.A. The country has seen many of the tourists coming from all over the world and the whole week before and after Christmas with New Year festivities on the corner find the best of the ways to enjoy the winter season.

Boxing Day Celebration: If one thinks about the cities the New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland along with Labrador and Ontario find the Boxing day to be one of the best day for shopping and the post-Christmas sales start on the December 27 which goes for a long duration. People also engage into sporting activities and if one thinks about the sporting events to be watched over the television the popular sporting events are telecast over all the sports channels throughout the country. The Ice Hickey federation organizes the World junior Hockey Championships and it often starts on December 26 which goes for many days as the countries which are popular into this sports participate and Canada is often found to be on top in this tournament.

Boxing day is a federal holiday which is listed in the Canadian Labour code as a holiday and throughout all the provinces along with territories it is considered as an official holiday. With schools, post offices and other office establishments are closed all over the world it is found to be one of the big festival and at times the transport services also comes with reduced services and also with the payment being done on time due to the festive season the Boxing day if falls on Sunday the payment in all establishments is done in advance so that the people should enjoy the festivities as the labour laws are very stringent in Canada Union.

With the establishment of British Empire all over the World the customs, faiths and tradition got followed in the commonwealth countries which were once under the rule of the Britishers. Although, the origin of Boxing day is not clear but still it is one of the prominent festival enjoyed in almost every country around the world with people enjoying the weather and the festivities and enjoying the gifts which they have received from the near and dear ones with the Church also getting into the collection and distribution of boxes to the poor parishioners.

Boxing Day Festival Canada Date and Day:-

2025 Festival Date: Friday, 26 December

2024 Festival Date: Thursday, 26 December

2023 Festival Date: Tuesday, 26 December

2022 Festival Date: Monday, 26 December

2021 Festival Date: Sunday, 26 December

2020 Festival Date: Saturday, 26 December

2019 Festival Date: Thursday, 26 December

Type : Cultural

Frequency: Annual