Festive Foods Around the Globe
Inspire your meals with some of the world's favorite dishes for the season.
English: Boxing DayThe tradition of Boxing Day began in 19th-century England under the reign of Queen Victoria, although the exact origin of
its name is unclear. One theory connects it to the tradition of clergy opening the alms boxes on the day after Christmas to
distribute money among the poor. Another suggests that the name came from the practice of merchants handing out boxes of food
or clothing to their apprentices the day after Christmas as a sort of Victorian-era bonus. Many modern Brits associate Boxing
Day with yet another tradition―Christmas leftovers and family gatherings. This custom, too, can be tied to Victorian England,
when servants worked on Christmas and headed home to their families the following day with boxes full of the upstairs family's
leftovers. The holiday is celebrated each year on December 26―unless that date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, in which case
the holiday takes place on the following Monday.
Try it: Turkey-Mushroom Bread Pudding