There’s a petition to ban shops from opening on Boxing Day

There’s a petition to ban shops from opening on Boxing Day

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas in this commercialised world without the Boxing Day sales. But there’s a revolt afoot! A group of people want top ban shops from opening on Boxing Day.

A chap called Ian Lapworth has so far received nearly 100,000 signatures on his petition simply called ‘Stop shops opening on Boxing Day!’. He writes: ‘Shops, especially supermarkets, do not need to open on Boxing Day.

‘Whilst not everyone may see Christmas as a religious holiday, it should be respected as such, and retail workers (who work so hard on the run up to the big day) given some decent family time to relax and enjoy the festivities like everyone else. ‘Most retail workers are on the go up to Christmas Eve, then back on Boxing Day. Sometimes they have no choice. Read more

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Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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