Christmas in England: Boxing Day
The day after Christmas is also a holiday in England. It is called Boxing Day, although in the past it was known as St. Stephen’s Day. Many families go to the theater to see a pantomime on this day. Fox hunting is another traditional Boxing Day activity. The English also enjoy other sporting events, such as soccer matches and car races, on this day. The wren hunt, a custom once practiced in England on St. Stephen’s Day, still survives in Ireland.