Boxing Day

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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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Boxing Day (plural Boxing Days)

  1. The day after Christmas; the 26th of December.
    There are plenty of discounted Christmas items in the Boxing Day sale.

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Boxing Day m (plural Boxing Days)

  1. Boxing Day