Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated the day after Christmas Day. It originated in the United In the UK, Boxing Day is a bank holiday (in England, Wales and Northern Ireland since ). When 26 December falls on a Saturday, the Boxing Day Observed by : Commonwealth nations. December 26th, is Boxing Day and is a holiday celebrated in Britain, In Ireland, Boxing Day is known as "St Stephen's Day" and is famous for its "Wren Boys". In Ireland it is called Lá an Dreoilín, (The Day of the Wren) or Stephen's Day. In England it is Boxing Day. On the Isle of Man, it is Laa'l Steaoin (Stephen's Feast. Golf Food and drink Genealogy and ancestry Traditional music and dance Historic Ireland View all experiences. A Galway tradition, right? Pre-Christmas sales are up by 2. On Christmas Day I turned the spit, I burned my fingers--I feel it yet; Between my fingers and my thumb, I ate the roast meat every crumb. What was once a day of relaxation and family time has now become a holy day of consumerism. This barbaric act has now stopped, but the Wrens Boys will still dress up and parade around time, though, but collecting money for charity. When 26 December falls on a Saturday, the Boxing Day public holiday is moved to the substitute day, which is the following Monday.