Boxing Day Holiday in Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2020

Boxing Day Holiday in Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2020

  How long until Boxing Day Holiday?
This holiday next takes place in 88 days.
  Dates of Boxing Day Holiday in Saint Kitts and Nevis
2022 Saint Kitts and Nevis Tue, Dec 27 National Holiday (in lieu)
2021 Dec 26, Dec 28
Saint Kitts and NevisTue, Dec 28National Holiday (in lieu)
Saint Kitts and NevisSun, Dec 26National Holiday
2020 Saint Kitts and Nevis Mon, Dec 28 National Holiday (additional day)
2019 Saint Kitts and Nevis Thu, Dec 26 National Holiday
2018 Saint Kitts and Nevis Wed, Dec 26 National Holiday
  Summary
As Boxing Day falls on a Saturday in 2020, the following Monday will be a public holiday
  Boxing Day Holiday in other countries
Boxing Day Holiday internationally

When is Boxing Day?

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

Typically it will be moved and celebrated on the next working day if December 26th is a Saturday or Sunday.

Traditions of Boxing Day

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 December 28th 1836.

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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