CUTE ALERT! These Cats Know the “Real” Meaning of Boxing Day

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According to MentalFloss, the following is a brief explanation as to what Boxing Day is:

1. Boxing Day is observed every year on December 26. Before it took on its feistier name, the holiday was known as St. Stephen’s Day.

2. Many historians think the holiday’s name is derived from the church practice of opening alms boxes the day after Christmas and distributing money to the poor.

3. Historically, British employers followed the church’s lead by sliding workers and servants gifts or cash on December 26. Merchants tossed servants a few coins, too, for bringing in a household’s business.

4. Why give Christmas gifts the day after Christmas? Because the servants spent Christmas and Christmas Eve scrambling to pull off big holiday dinners for their masters.

5. Ireland sometimes refers to December 26 as Wren Day, a nod to an old tradition in which poor children would kill a wren, then sell the feathers to neighbors for good luck. In today’s celebrations, the wren is fake.

6. Despite the name, British observances of Boxing Day involve no fisticuffs. For patricians, however, another sport rules the day: fox hunting.

7. In other countries, Boxing Day celebrations are more literal. Some former British colonies in Africa and the Caribbean celebrate the holiday with prizefighting events.

8. Like most Western holidays, Boxing Day has become pretty commercialized. With big sales and bigger crowds, Boxing Day is the British answer to Black Friday.

HOWEVER, we like the interpretation of these cats as to what Boxing Day really is meant to celebrate!

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I have three expensive scratchy posts and two dog sized beds but because I’m so down to earth I prefer this cardboard box from Bunnings. Donut the Cat

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Maru

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Sciencedump

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My cat got stuck in a box slightly too small, Dr_Zoidberg_the_3rd

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Dionna Lee

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If I fits….ForgetfulDoryFish

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Fits are overrated…Lurker-below

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Little grey box owner

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All kinds of soft dog and cat beds around the house and he chooses a hard cardboard box. Jenna Lockhart

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funny, funny pictures, cat, funny cats, CAT HAVEN: 15 photos of cats in boxes
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Foxey playing in a cardboard box, cat heaven! Dog Day Out

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My cat wouldn’t accept the fact that the box was too small for him. pzycho

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I haven’t gained weight — the box shrunk. Ms_Chevious_Cat

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How did he fit there?

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So the dog destroyed her toy basket so I grabbed a a cardboard box till I can get a new basket …. so now the cat steals it. Heather Whitehead

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One happy kitty. Sciencedump

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Cat piloting a box. UtterEast

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Maru Upside down,

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