National Cat Day

National Cat Day, which is celebrated on October 29th in the United States, is a day in which people take time to appreciate the common household cat. An animal that has been around humans for the past 12,000 years. It’s the perfect time of the year to show these felines some love and adoration.

History

This holiday was created in 2005 by Colleen Paige, an animal welfare advocate who wanted to start a day to help people recognize just how many cats need to be rescued every year. She also wanted to show people the unconditional love and companionship that cats provide humans.

Customs, Traditions And Celebrations

Celebrating this day is as easy as doing something nice for your cat, for your neighbors cat or for animal welfare organizations. For example, you can adopt a cat from a shelter on this day, buy your cat a fun new toy or treats, assist an elderly person by cleaning out their cat box, hire a photographer to take a picture of your cat or spend some time volunteering at a local cat shelter. Any of these things are great ways to celebrate the cat and its contribution to us humans. What are you going to do on National Cat Day?

Where is National Cat Day celebrated?

There is no specific location where this holiday is celebrated.