Happy Boxing Day to our friends in the North

Published On: Dec 26 2012 01:26:01 PM EST
Updated On: Dec 26 2012 02:33:16 PM EST
WINDSOR, Ont. -

Millions of shoppers in Canada, England and Australia are out and about, piling into stores today to grab bargains at post Christmas sales.
The day after Christmas is known as Boxing Day to our neighbors in the North.

The day is celebrated by countries in the Commonwealth and it is a big day for retailers.

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Officials say more than $80 million is expected to be spent today alone.

Shoppers began waiting in line early this morning and rushed into shops once the doors opened.

European markets were also closed Wednesday for Boxing Day.

In the U.S. the day after Christmas also marks a busy days for shoppers.

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However, most will be lined up today in the states to return unwanted gifts.

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