The day after Christmas can be a shopping nightmare for customers and customer service departments. Retailers roll out huge after-Christmas deals to attract a surge of year-end business, while customers come in droves to return or exchange Christmas gifts.
One thing you may not know about December 26 is that in some nations, it is a holiday. The United Kingdom, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, along with a handful of other places, celebrate December 26 as “Boxing Day.”
Here are a few fun facts about Boxing Day (that have nothing to do with the mass amount of shopping and returns retailers and customer service reps will have to deal with today).
- Boxing Day was traditionally the day the family opened the box for the poor.
- The Christmas Box was often made of clay or wood and was where people placed gifts.
- In South Africa, Boxing Day is known as ‘Day of Goodwill’
Have a happy holiday season and be kind to one another!
Read more fun facts about Boxing day, here.