A short history of Hexmas

It’s that special time of the year again! That’s right, Boxing Day. Wait, Boxing Day… that doesn’t sound like fun, you say. Well, many people throughout Germany and Western Europe agree with you and that’s why today they’re celebrating, a relatively new holiday called Hexmas  on December 26th instead.

Seeing as it is Hexmas, I thought I’d take the time to delve into the origins of this hip new holiday. As we all know, Boxing Day is an informal holiday following Christmas. Traditionally, it’s the day when boys and girls (and adult gender specific people, too) box up their newly opened presents so they can later share the opening of the presents with their friends. This practice has, of course, fallen by the wayside with the rise of the internet and unboxing videos, but it’s on Boxing Day that our story starts. Continue reading

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