You probably have some vague notion of what Boxing Day is, but if you had to actually describe it? Crickets. This is fine; you’re not alone—one of the top Google searches on the subject is "What's the point of Boxing Day?" You’ll see it on calendars sometimes, but it’s kind of like Arbor Day in that it’s not a federal holiday and nothing in particular seems to happen. At least, that's the case here in the United States. But outside of America, Boxing Day is actually a bona fide public holiday, celebrated most heartily by the United Kingdom and British Commonwealth nations. Let’s explore.