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Boxing Day

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Topical headingBoxing Day
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Found inWork cat.: Howse, J. Boxing Day, ©2011 (series: Canadian celebrations)
Suddath, C. A brief history of Boxing Day, 2009, via website, viewed Aug. 22, 2011 (Boxing Day; day-after-Christmas holiday is celebrated by most countries in the Commonwealth; Boxing Day has been a national holiday in England, Wales, Ireland and Canada since 1871. For years in which the holiday falls on a weekend, the celebration is moved to make sure workers still get a day off (except in Canada, where it remains Dec. 26; the Irish still refer to the holiday as St. Stephen's Day; England and Canada's Boxing Day evolved into a major shopping event in the 1980s - the equivalent of post-Thanksgiving Black Friday)
What is Boxing Day?, via, Aug. 22, 2011 (Boxing Day; Boxing Day is December 26, the day after Christmas, and is celebrated in Great Britain and in most areas settled by the English (the U.S. is the major exception), including Canada, Australia, and New Zealand; Feast of St. Stephen also takes place on December 26)
Wikipedia, Aug. 22, 2011 (Boxing Day is a bank or public holiday that occurs on 26 December, or the first or second weekday after Christmas Day, depending on national or regional laws. It is observed in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and some other Commonwealth nations. In Ireland, it is recognized as St Stephen's Day or the Day of the Wren (Irish: Lá an Dreoilín). In South Africa, Boxing Day was renamed Day of Goodwill in 1994.)
The American heritage dict. of the English lang., c2000 (Boxing Day. The first weekday after Christmas, celebrated as a holiday in parts of the British Commonwealth, when Christmas gifts are traditionally given to service workers)
Web. 3, c2002 (Boxing Day: the first weekday after Christmas observed as a legal holiday in England, Wales, northern Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and the Union of So. Africa and celebrated by the giving of Christmas boxes to postmen and other service workers)