Ever wondered what Boxing Day is and where it gets its name. Here are the reasons and traditions surrounding the oddly-named holiday.

Ever Wondered What Boxing Day is and Where it Gets its Name?

Ever wondered what Boxing Day is and where it gets its name. Here are the reasons and traditions surrounding the oddly-named holiday.

Mary Berry's Christmas crowd pleasers! Boxing day beef bourguignon

Mary Berry's Christmas crowd pleasers! Boxing day beef bourguignon

To round off our recipe cards giveaway, Bake Off’s Mary Berry dishes up five traditional favourites for the party season

The ultimate list of vegetarian recipes for Christmas day, Boxing day and beyond – from writer, stylist and cook Anna Jones of @annacljones fame. Inspired by Pinterest, she's sharing her Goodwill Pie, Christmas day breakfast vegeree, Cranberry and pear tart with an oat, pecan and honey crust, as well as much, much more...

Top Ten Vegetarian Christmas Recipes

The ultimate list of vegetarian recipes for Christmas day, Boxing day and beyond – from writer, stylist and cook Anna Jones of @annacljones fame. Inspired by Pinterest, she's sharing her Goodwill Pie, Christmas day breakfast vegeree, Cranberry and pear tart with an oat, pecan and honey crust, as well as much, much more...

Why is boxing day called boxing day?  Despite its name, Boxing Day, which is celebrated on December 26 in Great Britain, has nothing to do with pugilistic competition. Nor is it a day for people to return unwanted Christmas presents. While the exact origins of the holiday are obscure, it is likely that Boxing Day began in England during the Middle Ages.  http://www.jaspersonline.co.uk/

Why is boxing day called boxing day? Despite its name, Boxing Day, which is celebrated on December 26 in Great Britain, has nothing to do with pugilistic competition. Nor is it a day for people to return unwanted Christmas presents. While the exact origins of the holiday are obscure, it is likely that Boxing Day began in England during the Middle Ages. http://www.jaspersonline.co.uk/

Gordon Ramsay's Christmas bombe is a great alternative to the traditional Christmas pudding recipe. The combination of chocolate-y Swiss roll and sweet filling is delicious is a great treat on Boxing Day. Click picture for full recipe or go to www.redonline.co.uk.

Gordon Ramsay's Christmas bombe is a great alternative to the traditional Christmas pudding recipe. The combination of chocolate-y Swiss roll and sweet filling is delicious is a great treat on Boxing Day. Click picture for full recipe or go to www.redonline.co.uk.

Christmas must-have: Traditional English trifle

Delia Smith's knockout Boxing Day recipes: Traditional English trifle

Ever Wondered What Boxing Day is and Where it Gets its Name?

Ever Wondered What Boxing Day is and Where it Gets its Name?

Boxing day is a truly British event and one steeped in history and traditions. It may have changed recently but many foods and activities remain.

What Is Boxing Day and How Did It Get Its Name?

Ever Wondered What Boxing Day is and Where it Gets its Name?

What Is Boxing Day and How Did It Get Its Name?

Net profit: Online shoppers spend £400m in record Boxing Day sales splurge - Mirror.co.uk - http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/personal-finance/post-christmas-sales-online-shoppers-spend-1508038

Net profit: Online shoppers spend £400m in record Boxing Day sales splurge

Net profit: Online shoppers spend £400m in record Boxing Day sales splurge - Mirror.co.uk - http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/personal-finance/post-christmas-sales-online-shoppers-spend-1508038

hold hands and go ice skating in London. More of the best of London tips: http://www.europealacarte.co.uk/blog/2013/08/09/london-tips/

Things to do on Boxing Day in London

hold hands and go ice skating in London. More of the best of London tips: http://www.europealacarte.co.uk/blog/2013/08/09/london-tips/

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