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Stephen Archdeacon First Martyr

Also called the Feast of Stephen or Day of Goodwill, this is a public holiday in many nations, including Australia (except South Australia), Bermuda, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, Nigeria, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, the UK. Saint Stephen’s Day is a Christian feast day in the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion and Lutheran calendars in honour of Saint Stephen, who is venerated as the first Christian martyr. In Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Trinidad and Tobago and the UK, Boxing Day is mainly known as a shopping holiday.