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.

'Boxing Day' Bubble & Squeak..  traditionally English: this one is made with Christmas Day leftovers: potatoes, brussels sprouts, roast potatoes, parsnips, carrots, chestnuts, stuffing, etc.

Boxing Day bubble and squeak

The best bit of Boxing Day is definitely the ham – these festive recipes include cola ham, apple and bourbon roast ham and crackling ham.

Christmas ham recipes

The best bit of Boxing Day is definitely the ham – these festive recipes include cola ham, apple and bourbon roast ham and crackling ham.

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

Recipe: Glazed Ham in Ginger Beer - delicious meat dish for Boxing Day or New Year @Rachel Fugate!

Recipe: Glazed Ham in Ginger Beer

Boxing Day food needs to be easier and more relaxed than Christmas Day and see just how easy it becomes after all the holiday cooking.

All You Need for Your Boxing Day Food and Drink

Boxing Day food needs to be easier and more relaxed than Christmas Day and see just how easy it becomes after all the Christmas cooking.

Though the concept of sausage wrapped in pastry exists in every cuisine in one way or another, the British have claimed sausage rolls as their own They are always welcome, especially at holiday time Boxing Day, a national holiday in Britain, celebrates the traditional post-Christmas servants’ day off, when upper-class families were forced to fend for themselves and subsist for a day on a lavish buffet of leftover feasts from the week

Sausage Rolls

NYT Cooking: Though the concept of sausage wrapped in pastry exists in every cuisine in one way or another, the British have claimed sausage rolls as their own. They are always welcome, especially at holiday time. Boxing Day, a national holiday in Britain

Get ready for Christmas and Boxing Day with this delicious Australian treat! This rich caramel slice recipe has a layer of shortbread topped with luscious caram

Boxing Day Caramel Slice

This delicious caramel slice recipe has a layer of shortbread topped w/ luscious caramel & rich chocolate. Millionaire Shortbread, No corn syrup. No sweetened condensed milk.

Mashed potato pancakes are a creative way to use leftover mashed potatoes! These stuffed potato pancakes have a juicy meat filling - delicious! | natashaskitchen.com

Mashed potato pancakes are a creative way to use leftover mashed potatoes! These stuffed potato pancakes have a juicy meat filling - delicious!

Boxing Day meaning and traditions you can start with your whole family to help celebrate and serve others

Boxing Day Meaning and Traditions

Pork & ham pie   Gordon's delicious Christmas pie is perfect for a Boxing Day buffet. Can't wait until then? It’s perfect for picnics and grown-up lunch boxes too

Pork & ham pie

Pork & Ham Pie Resipe (Recipe by Gordon Ramsay) Gordon's delicious Christmas pie is perfect for a Boxing Day buffet. It’s perfect for picnics and grown-up lunch boxes too

Hand-raised Boxing Day pie by Paul Hollywood, tastes so good will make it again this year for sure :)

Hand-raised Boxing Day pie

Make the most of Christmas dinner leftovers with a turkey, stuffing and cranberry pie made with hot water crust pastry.

Hand-raised Boxing Day pie

Hand-raised Boxing Day Pie from the BBC Great British Bakeoff Christmas Special.

This beautiful Malteser MaltEaster Bunny & Mini Egg Chocolate Cake is very easy to make and perfect for anyone who loves Easter and the chocolates that come with it! It always irks me how as soon as Boxing Day has passed, you can buy Easter eggs in the shops! Now don’t get me wrong, I …

This beautiful Malteser MaltEaster Bunny & Mini Egg Chocolate Cake is very easy to make and perfect for anyone who loves Easter its chocolates.

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