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English definition of “Boxing Day”

Boxing Day

noun [C or U] uk   us  
in the UK, the day after Christmas Day, which is a public holidayTime off workCelebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals
(Definition of Boxing Day from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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