No it is NOT a day to go hit people. Well maybe… but since it’s a Canadian(UK/British Empire) holiday I’d doubt it ever get that violent.
It is the equivalent to the US’s Black Friday holiday where there are insane deals, door crashers and sales everywhere.
Yes, it is similar in the sense that people WILL line up super early. And for the unfortunate people that work in retail, it means them having to get to the stores early to set up for it all.
Now honestly, the US’s Black Friday deals are way better than Canada’s Boxing Day deals. Even after the crappy dollar. But hey, if you’re a fellow shopper up north that’s gonna partake in today’s shopping, be sure to check out Red Flag Deals – Boxing Day for a list of all the big sale items at various retailers.