Oxford Circus crossing, London
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Boxing Day is here. Boxing Day—a British tradition.
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). While UK, Australia, Canada and a few other countries observe Boxing Day, in India it might be limited to a very small percentage who follow the tradition left behind from British times.