- Boxing Day—a shopper’s delight
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We’re in London’s West End for Boxing Day, a holiday that originated in the UK. It’s said the event takes its name from the historic practice of employers giving their servants and tradespeople boxes of gifts on the day after Christmas (since the servants had to work on Christmas Day). These days, the holiday shopping deals rival those on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, particularly in the UK, Australia, and Canada, but increasingly in other countries as well. Are you celebrating Boxing Day?