Boxing Day around the world in 2019

Boxing Day around the world in 2019
  How long until Boxing Day?
This holiday next takes place in 190 days.
  Dates of Boxing Day around the world
2021VariousDec 26, Dec 27, Dec 28
AnguillaDec 26, Dec 28
AnguillaTue, Dec 28National Holiday (in lieu)
AnguillaSun, Dec 26National Holiday
AustraliaTue, Dec 28Regional Holiday (additional day)
BermudaTue, Dec 28National Holiday (in lieu)
CyprusSun, Dec 26National Holiday
EstoniaSun, Dec 26National Holiday
GibraltarTue, Dec 28National Holiday (in lieu)
GuernseyTue, Dec 28National Holiday (additional day)
Isle of ManTue, Dec 28National Holiday (in lieu)
JerseyTue, Dec 28National Holiday (additional day)
South AfricaMon, Dec 27National Holiday (in lieu)
Turks and Caicos IslandsTue, Dec 28National Holiday (in lieu)
United KingdomTue, Dec 28National Holiday (in lieu)
2020VariousDec 16, Dec 26, Dec 28
AnguillaDec 26, Dec 28
AnguillaMon, Dec 28National Holiday (in lieu)
AnguillaSat, Dec 26National Holiday
Antigua and BarbudaSat, Dec 26National Holiday
ArubaSat, Dec 26National Holiday
AustraliaDec 26, Dec 28
ACTMon, Dec 28Regional Holiday (additional day)
New South WalesMon, Dec 28Regional Holiday (additional day)
Northern TerritoryMon, Dec 28Regional Holiday (additional day)
QueenslandMon, Dec 28Regional Holiday (additional day)
TasmaniaMon, Dec 28Regional Holiday (additional day)
VictoriaMon, Dec 28Regional Holiday (additional day)
Western AustraliaMon, Dec 28Regional Holiday (additional day)
ACTSat, Dec 26Regional Holiday
New South WalesSat, Dec 26Regional Holiday
Northern TerritorySat, Dec 26Regional Holiday
QueenslandSat, Dec 26Regional Holiday
TasmaniaSat, Dec 26Regional Holiday
VictoriaSat, Dec 26Regional Holiday
Western AustraliaSat, Dec 26Regional Holiday
BahamasMon, Dec 28National Holiday (additional day)
BarbadosSat, Dec 26National Holiday
BelizeSat, Dec 26National Holiday
BermudaMon, Dec 28National Holiday (in lieu)
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaSat, Dec 26National Holiday
BotswanaSat, Dec 26National Holiday
CanadaDec 26, Dec 28
Newfoundland and LabradorMon, Dec 28Government Holiday
Newfoundland and LabradorMon, Dec 28Government Holiday
NunavutMon, Dec 28Government Holiday
AlbertaSat, Dec 26Regional Holiday
New BrunswickSat, Dec 26Regional Holiday
Nova ScotiaSat, Dec 26Regional Holiday
OntarioSat, Dec 26Regional Holiday
Cayman IslandsMon, Dec 28National Holiday (additional day)
CyprusSat, Dec 26National Holiday
DominicaSat, Dec 26National Holiday
EstoniaSat, Dec 26National Holiday
FijiMon, Dec 28National Holiday (in lieu)
GhanaMon, Dec 28National Holiday (in lieu)
GibraltarMon, Dec 28National Holiday (in lieu)
GrenadaMon, Dec 28National Holiday
GuernseyMon, Dec 28National Holiday (additional day)
GuyanaSat, Dec 26National Holiday
Isle of ManMon, Dec 28National Holiday (additional day)
JamaicaSat, Dec 26National Holiday
JerseyMon, Dec 28National Holiday (additional day)
KenyaSat, Dec 26National Holiday
LesothoSat, Dec 26National Holiday
MalawiMon, Dec 28National Holiday (additional day)
NamibiaWed, Dec 16National Holiday
New ZealandSat, Dec 26National Holiday (additional day)
NigeriaMon, Dec 28National Holiday (additional day)
Papua New GuineaMon, Dec 28National Holiday
RwandaDec 26, Dec 28
RwandaMon, Dec 28National Holiday (in lieu)
RwandaSat, Dec 26National Holiday
Saint Kitts and NevisMon, Dec 28National Holiday (additional day)
Saint LuciaSat, Dec 26National Holiday
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesMon, Dec 28National Holiday
SamoaSat, Dec 26National Holiday
San MarinoSat, Dec 26National Holiday
Sierra LeoneSat, Dec 26National Holiday
South AfricaMon, Dec 28National Holiday
SwazilandSat, Dec 26National Holiday
TanzaniaSat, Dec 26National Holiday
TongaSat, Dec 26National Holiday
Trinidad and TobagoMon, Dec 28National Holiday
Turks and Caicos IslandsMon, Dec 28National Holiday (additional day)
UgandaSat, Dec 26National Holiday
United KingdomMon, Dec 28National Holiday (in lieu)
ZimbabweSat, Dec 26National Holiday
2019VariousDec 26
AnguillaThu, Dec 26National Holiday
Antigua and BarbudaThu, Dec 26National Holiday
ArubaThu, Dec 26National Holiday
AustraliaDec 26
ACTThu, Dec 26Regional Holiday
New South WalesThu, Dec 26Regional Holiday
Northern TerritoryThu, Dec 26Regional Holiday
QueenslandThu, Dec 26Regional Holiday
TasmaniaThu, Dec 26Regional Holiday
VictoriaThu, Dec 26Regional Holiday
Western AustraliaThu, Dec 26Regional Holiday
BahamasThu, Dec 26National Holiday
BarbadosThu, Dec 26National Holiday
BelizeThu, Dec 26National Holiday
BermudaThu, Dec 26National Holiday
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaThu, Dec 26National Holiday
BotswanaThu, Dec 26National Holiday
CanadaDec 26
AlbertaThu, Dec 26Regional Holiday
New BrunswickThu, Dec 26Regional Holiday
Newfoundland and LabradorThu, Dec 26Government Holiday
Nova ScotiaThu, Dec 26Regional Holiday
OntarioThu, Dec 26Regional Holiday
Cayman IslandsThu, Dec 26National Holiday
CyprusThu, Dec 26National Holiday
DominicaThu, Dec 26National Holiday
EstoniaThu, Dec 26National Holiday
FijiThu, Dec 26National Holiday
GhanaThu, Dec 26National Holiday
GibraltarThu, Dec 26National Holiday
GrenadaThu, Dec 26National Holiday
GuernseyThu, Dec 26National Holiday
GuyanaThu, Dec 26National Holiday
IndiaThu, Dec 26Regional Holiday
Isle of ManThu, Dec 26National Holiday
JamaicaThu, Dec 26National Holiday
JerseyThu, Dec 26National Holiday
KenyaThu, Dec 26National Holiday
LesothoThu, Dec 26National Holiday
MalawiThu, Dec 26National Holiday
NamibiaThu, Dec 26National Holiday
New ZealandThu, Dec 26National Holiday
NigeriaThu, Dec 26National Holiday
Papua New GuineaThu, Dec 26National Holiday
RwandaThu, Dec 26National Holiday
Saint Kitts and NevisThu, Dec 26National Holiday
Saint LuciaThu, Dec 26National Holiday
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesThu, Dec 26National Holiday
SamoaThu, Dec 26National Holiday
San MarinoThu, Dec 26National Holiday
Sierra LeoneThu, Dec 26National Holiday
South AfricaThu, Dec 26National Holiday
SwazilandThu, Dec 26National Holiday
TanzaniaThu, Dec 26National Holiday
TongaThu, Dec 26National Holiday
Trinidad and TobagoThu, Dec 26National Holiday
Turks and Caicos IslandsThu, Dec 26National Holiday
UgandaThu, Dec 26National Holiday
United KingdomThu, Dec 26National Holiday
ZimbabweThu, Dec 26National Holiday
2018VariousDec 26
AnguillaWed, Dec 26National Holiday
Antigua and BarbudaWed, Dec 26National Holiday
ArubaWed, Dec 26National Holiday
AustraliaWed, Dec 26National Holiday
BahamasWed, Dec 26National Holiday
BarbadosWed, Dec 26National Holiday
BelizeWed, Dec 26National Holiday
BermudaWed, Dec 26National Holiday
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaWed, Dec 26National Holiday
BotswanaWed, Dec 26National Holiday
CanadaDec 26
AlbertaWed, Dec 26Regional Holiday
Newfoundland and LabradorWed, Dec 26Government Holiday
OntarioWed, Dec 26Regional Holiday
Cayman IslandsWed, Dec 26National Holiday
CyprusWed, Dec 26National Holiday
DominicaWed, Dec 26National Holiday
EstoniaWed, Dec 26National Holiday
FijiWed, Dec 26National Holiday
GambiaWed, Dec 26National Holiday
GhanaWed, Dec 26National Holiday
GibraltarWed, Dec 26National Holiday
GrenadaWed, Dec 26National Holiday
GuernseyWed, Dec 26National Holiday
GuyanaWed, Dec 26National Holiday
Isle of ManWed, Dec 26National Holiday
JamaicaWed, Dec 26National Holiday
JerseyWed, Dec 26National Holiday
KenyaWed, Dec 26National Holiday
LesothoWed, Dec 26National Holiday
MalawiWed, Dec 26National Holiday
NamibiaWed, Dec 26National Holiday
New ZealandWed, Dec 26National Holiday
NigeriaWed, Dec 26National Holiday
Papua New GuineaWed, Dec 26National Holiday
RwandaWed, Dec 26National Holiday
Saint Kitts and NevisWed, Dec 26National Holiday
Saint LuciaWed, Dec 26National Holiday
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesWed, Dec 26National Holiday
SamoaWed, Dec 26National Holiday
San MarinoWed, Dec 26National Holiday
Sierra LeoneWed, Dec 26National Holiday
South AfricaWed, Dec 26National Holiday
SwazilandWed, Dec 26National Holiday
TanzaniaWed, Dec 26National Holiday
TongaWed, Dec 26National Holiday
Trinidad and TobagoWed, Dec 26National Holiday
Turks and Caicos IslandsWed, Dec 26National Holiday
USADec 26
New HampshireWed, Dec 26Government Holiday
North CarolinaWed, Dec 26Government Holiday
South CarolinaWed, Dec 26Government Holiday
TexasWed, Dec 26Government Holiday
UgandaWed, Dec 26National Holiday
United KingdomWed, Dec 26National Holiday
ZimbabweWed, Dec 26National Holiday
2017VariousDec 26, Dec 27
AustraliaTue, Dec 26National Holiday
BahamasTue, Dec 26National Holiday
BarbadosTue, Dec 26National Holiday
BelizeTue, Dec 26National Holiday
BermudaTue, Dec 26National Holiday
BotswanaTue, Dec 26National Holiday
CanadaDec 26
AlbertaTue, Dec 26Regional Holiday
OntarioTue, Dec 26Regional Holiday
Cayman IslandsTue, Dec 26National Holiday
CyprusTue, Dec 26National Holiday
EstoniaTue, Dec 26National Holiday
FijiTue, Dec 26National Holiday
FinlandTue, Dec 26National Holiday
GhanaTue, Dec 26National Holiday
GibraltarTue, Dec 26National Holiday
GrenadaTue, Dec 26National Holiday
GuernseyTue, Dec 26National Holiday
IndiaDec 26
MizoramTue, Dec 26Regional Holiday
TelanganaTue, Dec 26Regional Holiday
Isle of ManTue, Dec 26National Holiday
JamaicaTue, Dec 26National Holiday
JerseyTue, Dec 26National Holiday
KenyaTue, Dec 26National Holiday
MalawiTue, Dec 26National Holiday
NamibiaTue, Dec 26National Holiday
New ZealandTue, Dec 26National Holiday
NigeriaTue, Dec 26National Holiday
RwandaTue, Dec 26National Holiday
Saint LuciaTue, Dec 26National Holiday
South AfricaTue, Dec 26National Holiday
TanzaniaTue, Dec 26National Holiday
TongaTue, Dec 26National Holiday
Trinidad and TobagoTue, Dec 26National Holiday
Turks and Caicos IslandsTue, Dec 26National Holiday
USADec 26, Dec 27
North CarolinaWed, Dec 27Government Holiday
KentuckyTue, Dec 26Government Holiday
New HampshireTue, Dec 26Government Holiday
North CarolinaTue, Dec 26Government Holiday
OklahomaTue, Dec 26Government Holiday
South CarolinaTue, Dec 26Government Holiday
TexasTue, Dec 26Government Holiday
UgandaTue, Dec 26National Holiday
United KingdomTue, Dec 26National Holiday
ZimbabweTue, Dec 26National Holiday
  Summary
The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was the first Christian martyr.
  Which countries observe Boxing Day in 2019?

This public holiday is celebrated on 26th December in several countries as part of the Christmas holidays.

Typically it will be moved and celebrated on the next weekday if 26th December is a Saturday or Sunday. If Christmas Day falls on a weekend, Boxing Day may be observed on Tuesday 27th December.

It has been said that the name of Boxing Day comes from people getting rid of empty boxes from presents after Christmas day. While a beguiling notion, the tradition dates back to England in the middle ages, though the exact origin is debatable

One theory is that it comes from the fact that servants were given their presents in boxes on this day, the 26th being the first working day after Christmas day. This tradition of giving gifts for service extended beyond servants to tradesmen, such as milkmen, butchers, etc.

Another popular theory is that it is named after the custom of priests opening alms boxes in churches after Christmas. These held money which had been donated to the poor and needy in the run-up to Christmas. Some churches still open these boxes on Boxing Day.

Australia

In South Australia, Boxing day is known as Proclamation day. It celebrates the proclamation of South Australia as a British province by Captain John Hindmarsh when he arrived at Holdfast Bay on 28 December 1836.

South Africa

In South Africa, December 26th is a public holiday known as the Day of Goodwill. Before 1980, the day was celebrated as Boxing Day.

United Kingdom

Boxing Day has been a Bank Holiday in England, Wales and Northern Ireland since 1871. Having this status during the height of the British Empire explains why this holiday is still celebrated in many Commonwealth countries.

St. Stephen's Day

In non-Commonwealth countries, the day is more commonly referred to as St Stephen's Day or the feast of Stephen as mentioned in the carol 'Good King Wenceslas'.

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