Boxing-day meaning

The first weekday after Christmas, celebrated as a holiday in parts of the British Commonwealth, when Christmas gifts are traditionally given to service workers.
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December 26, a legal holiday in most parts of the Commonwealth: so called from the former custom of giving gift boxes to employees, mail carriers, etc.
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(business, marketing) The day or days following Christmas (December 25th) where stores have large reductions.
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The day after Christmas; the 26th of December.

There are plenty of discounted Christmas items in the Boxing Day sale.

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Origin of boxing-day

  • Perhaps because of boxes that were placed outside churches to collect special offerings tied to the Feast of St Stephen, or because of the old British custom of tradesmen collecting "Christmas boxes" of money or presents on the first weekday after Christmas as thanks for good service (mentioned by diarist Samuel Pepys).

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  • Derived from Boxing Day

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