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I have joining date as a column in a list. |Based on joining date I need mails to be triggered 2 days before the given date.

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Create 2 calculated columns:
1. One column to calculate joining date - 2 days. Like so: =[Joining Date]-2
2. Second column to extract the above difference in dd-mm (or mm-dd) format. Like so: =TEXT([Joining Date],"dd-MM")

In the workflow, format today's date as dd-mm or mm-dd and compare it with the 2nd column. If it is similar, send an email.

Refer this to get today's date and refer this to get the datepart.

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You can use "Pause until date" activity of SharePoint designer Workflow.

For reference: Pause until date

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