Boxing Day

Boxing Day
noun Date: 1833 the first weekday after Christmas observed as a legal holiday in parts of the Commonwealth of Nations and marked by the giving of Christmas boxes to service workers (as postal workers)

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  • Boxing Day — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Boxing Day es una festividad celebrada principalmente en las islas Británicas y otras naciones que pertenecieron al Imperio Británico. Se suele realizar el 26 de diciembre y durante la fecha se promueve la… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Boxing Day — Le Boxing Day ou l’Après Noël (au Québec, au Nouveau Brunswick) est le jour du 26 décembre dans plusieurs pays du Commonwealth. Ce jour là, la tradition veut que l on distribue des cadeaux aux plus pauvres. Aujourd hui, il s agit surtout d une… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Boxing day — Le Boxing Day (de l anglais signifiant littéralement « jour des boîtes »), ou l Après Noël au Québec, est le jour du 26 décembre, dans plusieurs pays du Commonwealth. Ce jour là, la tradition veut que l on distribue des cadeaux aux plus …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Boxing Day — Als Boxing Day bezeichnet man in Großbritannien sowie in zahlreichen Ländern des Commonwealth einen Feiertag, der am 26. Dezember begangen wird. In evangelischen Ländern wird an diesem Tag meist der Zweite Weihnachtsfeiertag, in katholischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Boxing day — Box ing day The first week day after Christmas, a legal holiday on which Christmas boxes are given to postmen, errand boys, employees, etc. The night of this day is boxing night. [Eng.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boxing Day — ► NOUN chiefly Brit. ▪ a public holiday on the first day after Christmas Day. ORIGIN from the former custom of giving tradespeople a Christmas box on this day …   English terms dictionary

  • Boxing Day — n [U and C] BrE a national holiday in England and Wales, on the first day after Christmas Day that is not a Sunday …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Boxing Day — Boxing ,Day noun count or uncount BRITISH the first day after Christmas Day, that is a public holiday in the U.K. and Canada …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Boxing-day — (engl.), s. Christmas box …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Boxing Day — 1809, first weekday after Christmas, on which postmen and others expect to receive a Christmas present, originally in reference to the custom of distributing the contents of the Christmas box, which was placed in the church for charity… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Boxing Day — n. December 26, a legal holiday in most parts of the Commonwealth: so called from the former custom of giving gift boxes to employees, mail carriers, etc …   English World dictionary

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