What is Boxing Day, in the UK it is the day after Christmas day, and both are a public holidays.
The ‘Boxing day’ name is thought to have come from the phase Christmas box, which was used to describe a present. The term Boxing Day goes back to medieval times and in the Victorian period, servants had the day off to return to their family home with a box from the employer with gifts, a bonus and other treats. Also the servants would return with gifts for the family.
The modern day version is more about the British sale season starting, with Boxing Day sales and heavy discounts on current stock ahead of the lower turnover months of January / February.
Deposit three shillings, retailing at the Portsmouth Dockyard Victorian Festival of Christmas. Period dress with street action. The attraction has a whole host of naval fun for the visitor including; Mary Rose Museum, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860, HMS Alliance, National Museum Royal Navy Portsmouth, Explosion! Museum, Royal Marines Museum, Action Stations