Boxing day is a right around the corner and the everybody is getting ready to end 2015 on a festive note. As the day approaches, have you ever wondered where the name ‘Boxing Day’ originated from? Here are a few trivia that might give you clarity.
Lets start off with some tradition. According to Chronicle Live, in 1830 during Christmas, Boxing Day was a day when servants got ‘Christmas Boxes’ as gifts from their masters. The servant would further gives ‘boxes’ to their families when they come back home.
The next theory is that it earns it’s title due to the tradition of a box which was used to collect money for the poor during Christmas. The box was kept outside churches on Christmas Eve and the contents were distributed to the underprivileged on Christmas Day.
Finally comes a story out of a movie. Sailing ships had sealed boxes containing money that would be kept on board for good luck. If their voyage is a success, the box would be handed to a priest, to be opened on Christmas Day and the contents to be distributed to the poor.
While giving is the need of the hour, the sales for items across shopping centers across the country is sky high.
Finder.com has listed out some nice places where you could get your hands on some pretty good bargains.
Sydney CBD has a huge range of diverse retailers, including department stores. This is traditionally the place to be for shoppers on Boxing Day.
Trading hours: Westfield Pitt Street: 7am – 9pm | Strand Arcade: 8am – 7pm
A short train, bus or car ride from Sydney CBD, Westfield Bondi also has a number of retailers.
Trading hours: 8am – 9pm (stores may vary in their opening hours)
Broadway Shopping Center
Its minutes away from Sydney CBD and includes Kmart, Dymocks, Cotton On, Lorna Jane and many more retailers.
Trading hours: 8am – 6pm (some larger stores like Coles, Target and Kmart close later)
Supa Centa Moore Park
Close to Sydney CBD and includes a JB Hi Fi, Toys R Us, Bing Lee, Barbecues Galore, Fantastic Furniture, Freedom, King Furniture, Nick Scali and more.
Trading hours: 10am – 5pm (certain stores, like Harvey Norman, will be open until 8pm)