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National Tuxedo Cat Day 2023: When and How is It Celebrated?

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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Are you a cat lover, especially of the elegant and striking tuxedo cat? Then you’re in for a treat! National Tuxedo Cat Day is a special day dedicated to these furry friends, and it’s celebrated every year on November 29. So, what can you do to celebrate this special day? Read on to find out more!

What Is a Tuxedo Cat?

Before we dive into the celebration, let’s first define what a tuxedo cat is. The tuxedo cat is a feline breed characterized by its black and white coat, resembling a formal tuxedo suit. The unique look earned the breed its name, and these cats are usually among the most beautiful and elegant of their kind.

Tuxedo cats, or “Tuxies,” as they’re affectionately known by the tuxedo cat community, are known for their unique coat pattern, where black fur covers most of their bodies, with white markings on their paws, chest, and face.

Tuxedo Ragdoll cat in the garden
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Why Are Tuxedo Cats So Special?

Tuxedo cats are known for their friendly and playful personalities, making them great companions. They’re curious by nature (as are most cats), so you can expect that they’ll be exploring your home in search of new adventures. These cats usually get along well with people, as well as other pets like dogs and other cats.

Their intelligence also makes them a great choice for training, and of course, their tuxedo coat makes them a stand-out breed that is sure to turn heads.

How Is National Tuxedo Cat Day Celebrated?

National Tuxedo Cat Day is celebrated on November 29 each year, and it’s the perfect time to show your love to these furry friends! On this day, tuxedo cat owners show off their pride. Here are just a few ways to join in on the festivities:

Tuxedo Ragamuffin Cat
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Share Photos of Your Tuxedo Cat

Take some cute photos of your tuxedo cat and share them on social media using the hashtag #NationalTuxedoCatDay. You can also join online tuxedo cat groups to share your pictures and interact with other cat lovers.

Host a Tuxedo Cat Party

Get together with other tuxedo cat owners and host a tuxedo cat-themed party. You can decorate the venue with black and white decorations, serve black and white food, and even dress up in formal tuxedo attire.

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Adopt a Tuxedo Cat

As much as Tuxie owners love to show off their feline friends, they’re even more passionate about seeing other Tuxies get adopted into forever homes. In fact, adoption is the number-one way to celebrate National Tuxedo Cat Day. If you have the means, think about adopting a cat from your local animal shelter and providing them with a warm and loving home.

If you’re already a proud owner of a tuxedo cat, consider adopting another one or encouraging others to adopt one of these lovely felines.

Celebrate National Tuxedo Cat Day in whatever way you can—whether it’s sharing photos on social media, dressing up your cat in a tuxedo, or adopting a new furry friend. There are plenty of ways to show your love and appreciation for these special cats!

How Did National Tuxedo Cat Day Begin?

The origin of National Tuxedo Cat Day remains unclear, but it’s believed to have been started by cat lovers who wanted to celebrate the beauty and charm of these elegant cats. As tuxedo cats are quite popular, it was only natural to create a special day to celebrate them and show them some extra love.

Interestingly, November 29 isn’t the only day of the year on which tuxedo cats are celebrated. January 29 is designated Tuxedo Cat Appreciation Day. And in some circles, September 9 is acknowledged as Tuxie Appreciation Day.

No matter what day you choose to celebrate, the tuxedo cat community is always ready to show some extra love for these special cats. So be sure to join in on the fun and show your appreciation for these awesome feline friends!

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How Many National Cat Days Are There?

It turns out that there are quite a few days dedicated to cats throughout the year. More than 25, to be exact! From National Siamese Cat Day on April 6 and National Tabby Day on April 30 to National Cat Day on October 29, cat fanciers can enjoy plenty of opportunities to show their love.

No matter what breed or type of cat you have, you can bet that there’s a special day for it! So be sure to mark your calendars and show off your furry friends with pride.


When November 29 comes up on your calendar, don’t forget to celebrate National Tuxedo Cat Day with your feline friends. Show off your tuxedo cats with pride and take part in the celebrations! Whether you choose to host a party, share photos online, or adopt a new cat, you can always find ways to show your love for these special felines.

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