December 26th is celebrated in England and other parts of the United Kingdom as Boxing Day. The reason is to promote gift giving to those who have less.
Although there are many theories regarding the origin of Boxing Day, the truth is that most people agree that it dates back to the Middle Ages. It is believed to have been born as a result of the nobles’ act of giving Christmas chests of food to their subjects.
In those years, in addition to this, it is also believed that priests exposed chests with charitable donations. Another popular theory is that workers went to work with a box in which the boss had it.
Boxing Day: what is it and why is this day celebrated in England?
Boxing Day 2023 takes place on December 26 every year, a tradition that has existed for more than a century in England as British families combine the delivery of gifts with a special day of the best football.
And the date is not accidental, as it coincides with the first match in the history of the sport, on December 26, 1860, the derby between Sheffield and Helm F.C. at Sandygate Road. After 20 years, it became the first official Boxing Day with matches between Preston North v West Bromwich and Bolton Wanderers v Derby County.
Over time, the day has lengthened beyond one day, like this year, when there will also be two commitments on the 27th and one on the 28th in the case of a prime minister.
What are the Premier League matches?
On December 26 they will face: Brentford v Tottenham, Everton v Wolverhampton, Crystal Palace v Fulham, Leicester v Newcastle, Southampton v Brighton, Aston Villa v Liverpool and Arsenal v West Ham. On the twenty-seventh of the month they will play: Chelsea against Bournemouth and Manchester United against Nottingham, while on the 28th of this month they will play: Leeds against Manchester City.
This year is distinguished by the peculiarity that indicates the return of the competition after the Qatar 2022 World Cup break, being the first among the five major European championships to return. @tweet
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