The Boxing Day or the Day of boxes made of surprises to delight their loved ones, friends. The holiday came from the UK and other countries of the British Commonwealth of Nations (with attached Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Karibati).
Tradition demanded that on the second day of Christmas (Catholics) were packed, presenting poor box with the remains of a festive table and simple. Encourage your children to the good and the ability to share, to the fulfillment of this obligation is always to connect them. Where there are a large number of empty boxes, not difficult to guess. On the night of Dec. 25, according to tradition, all waiting for Santa Claus, who was hiding under the Christmas tree gifts. The more the family is, the more turned out beautifully packaged gifts.
Children rarely clean up after an empty box, and the next day the house seems to be filled with them. Adults decided once not to dispose of these same boxes in vain, to give them to the poor and treats small gift. In the old days here included vassals and servants. It was decided to bestow their gifts. The merchant gives to this day sellers, servants, clerks, who worked on them.
Another option possible origin of the name day of boxes - a Boxing Day (from the English box.). On Christmas holidays it was accepted to participate in the popular amusements, including boxing. This is not so important variant origin of the name, as the very possibility of pleasing gifts.