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A public holiday celebrated on the first day (strictly, the first weekday) after Christmas Day.
- ‘From Boxing Day onwards, the music of the past 10 years has a crucial role to play.’
- ‘Before Boxing Day last year, the coastal towns and villages of Sri Lanka had vibrant communities.’
- ‘On Boxing Day she flies to China with some of the top young players to gain experience training with the best in the world.’
- ‘On Boxing Day, the poor did receive money from their masters but in hollow clay pots with a slit in the top.’
- ‘I just kept thinking about all my friends and family celebrating Boxing Day.’
- ‘On Boxing Day he was safe from the waves that reduced his home to a salty pile of debris.’
- ‘In the meantime, have a great Yuletide starting with a bookie-bashing Boxing Day.’
- ‘The shop I work in is closing Christmas Day and Boxing Day then re-opens it's doors on the Monday.’
- ‘It was expected to be even busier today - the official Boxing Day bank holiday.’
- ‘And Boxing Day saw the start of a concerted attempt to kill the story by discrediting us.’
- ‘On Boxing Day, she and her family were swept by the force of the waves into a deep lagoon.’
- ‘Christmas and Boxing Day have come and gone, and everything was really lovely.’
- ‘On Boxing Day 2002, police discovered a car in Hackney that was linked to a shooting.’
- ‘After the hectic run-up to Christmas, Boxing Day is traditionally a day to relax.’
- ‘On Boxing Day they were travelling on a bus from Ham Ban Tota around the coast to have lunch in Galle.’
- ‘It is claimed that some have not had a day off since Boxing Day and that they are worried at the lack of training they have received.’
- ‘When I was a child Boxing Day was my favourite Day of the Christmas Holidays.’
- ‘There will be no services on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and trains will start later than usual on Tuesday.’
- ‘On Boxing Day night the street was likely to be almost deserted, but there was at least one other taxi at the rank.’
- ‘All three sites will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.’
Mid 19th century: from the custom of giving tradespeople a Christmas box on this day.
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