Public holiday in: Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Yukon
Boxing Day, also known as After Christmas, is a public holiday celebrated on December 26, since 1871, in many English-speaking countries. In the liturgical calendar he marks the feast of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr. The tradition demands to show charity and distribute gifts to the most destitute on this holiday. But since the beginning of the 21st century, Boxing Day refers mostly to a day when many customers rush into shopping streets to buy clothes, which is often compared to American Black Friday.