National Black Cat Day is celebrated on October 27 and honors the beautiful, graceful animal. Unfortunately, even in the modern world, many people are afraid of black cats, believing that they bring evil and bad luck. We hope you are not one of those people, and if in doubt, we advise you to read the article and join the holiday.
National Day was founded by Cats Protection in 2011. The purpose of the day is to show people that the color of a pet means absolutely nothing. According to statistics, it is black cats who often cannot find a home, so they remain in shelters all their lives. While white pussies find a host in a few days. Activists demand objectivity from people!
Black cats are symbolic: they prove that abstract bad luck does not exist, they are associated with strength, confidence, and the confrontation of stupid prejudices. In Scotland, it is believed that they attract good luck to the house, in England they protect from problems, in early America they attract strength. And they are also very beautiful – their shiny coat plays in the sun, so it is simply impossible to stop admiring.
There is only one meaning: in many cultures, pets did not mean anything bad, one can only guess where the negative superstitions came from. Perhaps the medieval churches are to blame. Many believed that witches turn into cats and take revenge on people.
Did you know that:
- the black color of cats fades in the sun, giving the coat an orange tint;
- there are 22 black breeds;
- sailors consider pets to be good friends and are a symbol of returning home;
- their yellow tint to their eyes is due to an overabundance of melanin;
- cats can go gray just like humans.
How to celebrate
The best way to celebrate the holiday is to take home a black cat and fall in love! This is not scary, you will understand this on the very first day together. Tell people about animals, break stereotypes. Make a donation to the Animal Welfare Fund – the organizers always need the help of kind people.
When is National Black Cat Day celebrated in 2022?
National Black Cat Day is observed on October 27 each year.