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BOXING DAY OBSERVANCE & CELEBRATIONS IN CANADA – ’26th DECEMBER’

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Boxing Day is celebrated as a national holiday in some provinces of Canada on the next day of Christmas, i.e. 26th December 2021’. Holds vital significance for the people of Canada in terms of shopping preferences. Also in terms of huge discounts and lots of enjoyment and celebration opportunities. It is not only a national holiday in Canada, but also a national holiday in neighbouring United States. Other countries includes United Kingdom, South Africa, France, Italy, Australia and New Zealand. Apart from these, many other European, American and Latin American nations. It holds exclusive significance due to the origins and the myths that relates to this day.

A day that is followed just after the day of Christmas also known as ‘Xmas’ is an exclusively enriched day for the people apart from being religious. The next day of the birth of Jesus Christ holds religious values & followed as St. Stephen’s day in Latin America. It is not only in terms of the shopping discounts that can reach up to 70%-80% in the Western World. But, also is a day for people working on daily wages can earn double their original pay rates. A day of enjoyment just after the Christmas holiday prolongs the celebrations. Hence, not only in terms of parties and events in various places. But, also in terms of massive shopping discounts and incentives for the working class. In Australia as well the day is a massive celebration. Furthermore, a huge celebration for the great cricket playing nation as it is the day for the very famous ‘Boxing Day test match’.

TRADITIONS & ORIGINS OF THE BOXING DAY:   

Traditionally according to the myths the name of Boxing Day comes from the people getting rid of empty boxes from the presents after the Christmas Day. The traditions of the start of the day comes from England. A country where it is celebrated with huge passion with national holidays in whole of United Kingdom including Scotland where it was declared as holiday & recognised in 1974. Boxing Day is followed as a Bank Holiday in England, Wales & Northern Ireland since 1871, and later in Scotland. It achieved a huge status during the times of the British Empire. Furthermore, this explains itself why it is a holiday and celebrated in many commonwealth countries. However, the exact origin of the day is still debatable due to unknown reasons.

In South Australia, the day is famously known as ‘Proclamation Day’. The day celebrates the proclamation of South Australia as a British Province by the famous Captain John Hindmarsh. It is in memory of the day he arrived at Holdfast Bay on December 28th 1836.

SHOPPING SIGNIFICANCE & COMMERCIAL VALUES OF THE BOXING DAY:  

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Boxing Day as it is known is celebrated on the 26th of December everywhere. It’s a day that holds vital significance in many western nations. Especially, with regards to shopping significance attached. A huge day for the shoppers in terms of the values and preferences attached to shopping from the retail sector. Heavy discounts are offered which can rise up to 80%-85%. Especially on electronics, clothing, cosmetics and many other category products from the retail sector. A massive boost for the retail industry in Canada, USA, England, South Africa, France, Australia and many other countries from the Western world. It’s not only a treat for people from the middle class & working class. But, is also a huge feast for those who are looking for exclusive offers on their favourite products and brands.

ALSO KNOWN AS ST. STEPHEN’S DAY:  

In the Non-Commonwealth countries, for example Latin America, it is known as St. Stephen’s Day or the Feast of Stephen as mentioned in the carol ‘Good King Wenceslas’.

CANADIAN PROVINCES & TERRITORIES THAT OBSERVE THE BOXING DAY: 

Boxing Day is celebrated with massive passion for the religion Christianity and compassion for the people in Canada. However, it is not celebrated in all the provinces and territories of Canada. Provinces and regions that observe Boxing Day in Canada are Alberta Province, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador. Also, includes Nova Scotia and finally Ontario Province. In the province Ontario, it is celebrated with the highest energy and passion on December 26th. Ironically, as the province is home to the biggest & most prominent cities of Canada, i.e. Toronto and the capital city Ottawa.

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