Boxing day has nothing to do with fists and punching, but rather boxes full of gifts. In the past the day after Christmas, that is 26th of December, also known as St. Stephen's Day, was the day when Lords and Ladies gave out their old possessions to their staff. The gifts included anything from food to clothes and instruments. Since everything was presented in boxes the feast was called "Boxing Day". Nowadays such a nice tradition is substituted with another—Boxing Day marks the beginning of the winter sales season; this is the day when one might purchase some precious things for symbolic prices.