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Is Boxing Day All About Cats?

Happy Boxing Day!

If you celebrate Boxing Day, we’d like to say may today be the best one yet! And even if you don’t, we’d like to wish you a very happy day!

Cats In Boxes

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We know that not everyone celebrates every holiday. For those of us who aren’t sure where Boxing Day comes from, here’s a little background from Wikipedia:

Boxing Day is traditionally the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts, known as a “Christmas box”, from their bosses[1] or employers. Today, Boxing Day is the bank holiday that generally takes place on 26 December. It is observed in the United Kingdom, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago and some other Commonwealth nations.

In South Africa, Boxing Day was renamed Day of Goodwill in 1994. In Ireland and Italy, the day is known as St. Stephen’s Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Stiofáin) or the Day of the Wren (Irish: Lá an Dreoilín). In many European countries, including notably Germany, Poland, the Netherlands and those in Scandinavia, 26 December is celebrated as the Second Christmas Day.


But like you, we are passionate about cats (Siamese Cats in particular!), so we were charmed by a piece Beverly J. Harvey wrote on Moggiepurrs in which she suggests that Boxing Day is all about cats. Here’s an excerpt:

Have you ever seen cats in a room with a couple of boxes? They hop in and out and in again. They love playing in boxes. They are great places to hide, nap, and play. Boxing Day is the perfect holiday for them. A person who had cats must have thought up this holiday.


She may be right! Any one of us cat lovers can attest to the fact that kitties love boxes! Gremlin, Petunia, and That One will immediately and thoroughly explore any new box we bring into the house.

If you want to check out the rest of Beverly’s post, click here. We think you’ll enjoy it.

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