Celebrated on October 27th, just four days before Halloween, National Black Cat Day is a holiday which celebrates an animal which has sort of an image problem. Black cats are not only considered bad luck in the United States but they are also one of the cats that is the least likely to be adopted. So do your favorite black feline a favor by showering them with some love and affection on this holiday.
The History of National Black Cat Day
While no one is exactly sure when National Black Cat Day was founded, what is known is that the attitudes about these particular felines are different during different parts of history and in different parts of the world. For example, in Great Britain and Japan, a black cat is considered good luck. However, in the United States, it has come to symbolize bad luck or evil forces. In some parts of the world, if a black cat crosses your path, then it’s considered to be a bad omen. In folklore, black cats are often depicted as agents of evil or even evil itself. In some parts of Europe, they were considered so evil that they were burned alive by superstitious villagers in giant midsummer bonfires.
Black Cat Facts
- The Egyptians considered black cats to be lucky
- Fisherman, sailors and pirates saw black cats as good luck
- In Russia, all cats are considered lucky
- Black Cat Appreciation Day falls on August 17th
Celebrating National Black Cat Day
Not only are black cats cool little felines to have around, they go quite well with Halloween decor. Which is why National Black Cat Day is a good day to celebrate. So give your favorite black cat a gift on this day or maybe some extra appreciation. And if you inclined to post pictures of your black cat on social media, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalBlackCatDay.
When is National Black Cat Day?
|This year (2018)||October 27 (Saturday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2019)||October 27 (Sunday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2017)||October 27 (Friday)||Multiple dates - more|