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All About Boxing Day

Today is Boxing Day. Have you ever wondered where Boxing Day came from? Was it always about shopping? Well, like helping our customers find the “answer” to the best of Surrey used cars, from Discount Motor City, we are going to provide the answer to the question.



What is Boxing Day?


Boxing Day is not only the day to enjoy all the left-over turkey and remains of all the trimmings. It is thick in history and tradition. I was going to suggest too, that it is a “day off,” but, at Discount Motor City, used cars Surrey, we are open. Come and see us; we would love to meet you. But, what about Boxing Day?


Why Is It Called Boxing Day?


There are several theories about the name, “Boxing Day.”


One is a reference to a “Christmas Box or gift in Britain. The day after Christmas was typically a day off for the servants and the day when they received a Christmas Box from those they served. Therefore, the name, “Boxing Day” but, some would argue that…..


The name gives reference to charity drives. On Christmas Day, charity boxes were traditionally placed in churches to collect money for the poor and opened the next day. Hence, Boxing Day, or maybe as some suggest……..


The name springs from a nautical tradition. In times of old, sailing ships would set sail having a sealed box containing money on board for good luck. With a successful return voyage, the box was presented to a priest, opened on Christmas Day and the contents distributed to the poor.


Any of the explanations seem proper. And who is to argue, especially on Boxing Day?


Activities on Boxing Day


How times change things; Boxing Day was a usual day to spend with family and friends and participate in sports. In my younger days, I was fortunate to play in many of our town's soccer league All-Star soccer game. It started promptly at 1:00 PM each Boxing Day; a great annual event and hardly a store open.


Today, Boxing Day is shopping and what great fun. Out with the masses to find a deal of a lifetime. And we are open to serve you at Discount Motor City, the premier of used car dealers in Surrey, BC.




Discount Motor City, Used Cars Surrey


At Discount Motor City, used cars Surrey, we are as passionate about providing quality and accurate information, as we are about providing a pleasant and comfortable environment for shopping at a used car dealership.


We guarantee "no push, no pressure" service, and you are more than welcome to browse our lot at 12882 King George Blvd, just across the Patullo Bridge on the Surrey side. And always feel free to call Carlo at (604) 766 6999 for information about any of our used cars Surrey, or email us at wayne@discountmotorcity.ca


Discount Motor City, Surrey used cars, is a family-owned business. We not only work hard to earn your business but afterward, we provide what we believe to be the best in after-sales service, to keep your business.


Best wishes and Happy Boxing Day from all of us at Discount Motor City, one of the premier used car dealerships, Surrey.




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