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Boxing Day

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Everybody got up late on Boxing Day (GF24)

Definition

British: the day after Christmas

The first weekday after Christmas day, so called because it used to be traditional to give Christmas-boxes (small presents or tips) on that day to people such as employees of firms providing regular services. (In modern usage the first day rather than the first weekday after Christmas Day is often referred to as Boxing Day instead.)

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Tags: British Christmas holiday