Boxing Day in Canada

When is Boxing Day in Canada?

Boxing Day in Canada is on December 26, 2023. It falls on Tuesday.

How many days until Boxing Day in Canada?

There are 275 Days left until Boxing Day in Canada.

Is Boxing Day a public holiday in Canada?

Boxing Day (French: le Lendemain de Noel), is a public holiday in Canada that is observed every 26th Day of December, the day after the Christmas Day.

Boxing Day Origin

Boxing Day is traditionally observed as the day where employers give memorable Christmas presents inside the ‘Boxes’, to their staffs. The holiday also originated from a time where the wealthy people box up Christmas presents and gifts for less fortunate individuals. Such practice influenced how the holiday is named – Boxing Day. It’s a practice that originated from the United Kingdom. Boxing Day is also observed in countries like U.K and in other Commonwealth nations around the world as well, even in current times. To some European countries like Poland, Netherlands, Romania, Hungary, among others, Boxing Day is the second and extended celebration for Christmas Day.

Boxing Day Traditions

On this day, educational institutions and most businesses are still closed for holiday season. However, some stores remain open and even offer huge sales and discounted prices on items like appliances, clothing, technologies, among others. Boxing Day sales is something that most shoppers look forward to, in fact, it’s one of the busiest days in shopping centers due to discounted rates and sales. For some people in Canada, Boxing Day is the time to watch sports like ice hockey or football.

Most Canadians spend this holiday with their families and friends. Going on family and social gathering is customary to some people. Usually, the foods prepared during Boxing Day involves the leftover foods from Christmas Day. That may include stuffed turkey, seasonal vegetables, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, salads, roast beef, among many others.

Dates of Observance for Boxing Day
Year Date Day Holiday
2023 December 26 Tuesday Boxing Day
2024 December 26 Thursday Boxing Day
2025 December 26 Friday Boxing Day
2026 December 26 Saturday Boxing Day
2027 December 26 Sunday Boxing Day
2028 December 26 Tuesday Boxing Day
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