Is Boxing Day considered a religious holiday?

by David Jenyns

Question by Ready Set Go!: Is Boxing Day considered a religious holiday?
I don’t really know the roots, but I was wondering if it not politically correct to wish someone a Happy Boxing Day. Like there’s some religion or group that might get offended by that?

I wouldn’t think so – it’s just a nutso shopping day, right?

Best answer:

Answer by Glaster Green
No. It’s a secular holiday.

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Center October 16, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Who the hell cares if they get “offended”? You’re wishing them a happy day! How can anyone get offended by that? I really don’t understand the whole Merry Xmas vs. Happy Holidays thing.

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Edward J October 16, 2011 at 4:57 pm

For boxers or those who wear them?

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Quetzalcoatl ate my 3.1415926535897932384626433832 October 16, 2011 at 5:30 pm

It is a secular holiday… originally given to servants who had to work as normal on christmas day.

it *is* the ‘feast of stephen’ (st stephens day)…. so, in one sense you could stretch it, and regard it as a religious feast day

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Sirensong sunshine October 16, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Boxing day is the day when the wealthy would give a ‘christmas box’ to the trades people who served them throughout the year

The catholics refer to it as the Feast of St Stephen (as in the carol “Good King Wenceslas”)

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BrokenEye Evoluted October 16, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Yes, because of those boxing nuns.

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7-52pm October 16, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Not really

Boxing day is just a day to put a few things in a box and give them to the poor.

But now days it has became a day to put the gifts in the box and take them back to the shop and then buy them again for a cheaper price.

It’s not a bad life is it?

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Amen October 16, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Boxing Day was the day preceding Christmas when the Corporations would give their Staff their Boxes of Presents. Essentially, it wasn’t even a Holiday, but the day when all the Staff would attend Office to get their boxes and then go on their Holiday.

It would actually be the culmination of the “nutso shopping”.

Usually, one would wish anyone Happy Boxing Day, but, they’d wish them all a very Merry Christmas.

And, well, if the Liberals and their PC Brigades don’t want to offend their “Minority” who get offended by anything and everything that glorifies anything else but their so called “Religion”, they’re always Free and have the Liberty to leave, don’t they?

It’s bad enough we need to pay for all the Welfare and benefits that the Liberals give to their Vote Banks, but then, demanding that we kowtow to them, too, is adding insult to injury.

I really wouldn’t bother too much with the Liberals or their PC Brigades and least of all with that Minority since, in case you haven’t noticed, no one cares for all of them anymore and people are now standing up against them.

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