Second day of Christmas in Spain
Second day of Christmas in Spain is held on December 26. This event in the third decade of the month December is annual. Help us
After the end of school and the celebration of the Lottery draw, we can already say that Christmas is here.
Second day of Christmas or Boxing Day in English, or zweiter Weihnachtsfeiertag in German, translated into English as "second day of Christmas", is the Christmas tradition that in some countries takes place on December 26.
Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated mainly in the United Kingdom and other nations that belonged to the British Empire. In Germany, Central Europe and Northern European countries it is celebrated on the "second day of Christmas". In some of these countries it is a public holiday. It is usually celebrated on December 26, and during the date donations and gifts to the poor are encouraged.
In the liturgical calendar of Western Christianity, December 26 is the second day of Christmas and also St. Stephen's Day.
The term Boxing Day is associated with the need for people to get rid of Christmas gift wrapping the next day.
Its origin dates back to the Middle Ages. It has been suggested that after Christmas the noble classes gave Christmas hampers, boxes or baskets with food and fruit to their servants. It has also been proposed that on this day priests would bring out boxes of previously made charitable donations. Another theory indicates that on December 26 employees and apprentices went to their jobs with a box in which the employer deposited money. At the end of the day, the employees divided the money, which constituted a kind of Christmas bonus.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Feast of the Holy Innocents or Childermas in Spain and Latin American countries on December 28 (and Els Enfarinats in Ibi, Spain. Christian feast day - the festival is celebrated with pranks, similar to April Fools' Day);
Doce uvas on December 31 (the Spanish New Year's tradition of eating twelve grape varieties, one for each of the twelve clock strokes by midnight, subsequently spread in such Spanish-speaking countries as Mexico, Bolivia, Venezuela, Ecuador, El Salvador, Peru, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica et al);
Public Domain Day on January 1 (multiple countries);
Granada Day in Spain on January 2 (marks the end of the Reconquista in 1492);