Why is the Day After Christmas Day called Boxing Day?

I remember hearing a children’s church teacher say “Boxing Day is about unboxing your presents and putting the boxes away, not for boxing people” and thinking oh, is that why it’s called Boxing Day?

While that sounds like the perfect explanation, it turns out it may not be true. There’s simply been no agreement on one explanation of the origins of the term Boxing Day. It could have come from a number of practices.

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