Cuddly Kitten Day is an American holiday dedicated to kittens. These cute little lumps of happiness always attract attention and catch people’s rapturous glances. Cats are ancient animals, and many legends and superstitions are associated with them. Today, these pets are mostly being raised without any practical purpose, but just for fun. The exceptions are cats, which love to hunt mice and are effective against rodents. The holiday is celebrated annually on March 23.
The history of Cuddly Kitten Day is not known. Apparently, cat lovers just decided to dedicate one day a year to them. People can enjoy the cute kittens and also take the kitten home with them.
In 1983, teams of archaeologists worked in Cyprus. Then a cat’s jaw was found, the age of which according to experts was 8 thousand years. Other fossils have also been found which have led to the conclusion that cats were domesticated around 7500 B.C. Researchers are inclined to believe that the animals were domesticated in the Middle East, and that they came to Cyprus with the travelers on the boat.
Dogs were domesticated earlier, so they had more practical value. Cats were originally used as mouse hunters. Thanks to the animals it was possible to protect crops from attacks by rodents. For a long time cats were the patrons of rulers. They were worshipped in ancient Egypt. Cats were considered a symbol of fertility and the sun.
There are many breeds of cats today. Everyone can find the right animal for themselves in terms of character and behavioral characteristics.
- Today there are about 100 million people in the United States. domestic cats.
- Cats are 14 times more sensitive to odors than humans, because their nose contains about 80 million receptors.
- The Maine Coon is the largest breed of cat. Males can weigh up to 10 kg and females up to 8 kg.
How to celebrate
Planning to get a kitten? Celebrating Cuddly Kitten Day is the best way to fulfill a dream. Explore more information about cats on this day. Learn about existing superstitions related to animals. If you already have a cat, take more time to play with it, buy treats, new toys.
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users if they have a house cat. What breed of animal did they choose for themselves?
When is Cuddly Kitten Day in 2024?
Cuddly Kitten Day is observed on March 23 each year.