National Cat Day - October 29
Sun, Oct 29, 2023

National Cat Day

National Cat Day is celebrated on October 29 and honors these amazing and graceful creatures. Cats have been our companions for centuries, often associated with mystical stories and legends. Nowadays, cats are considered full members of the family and it would be hard to miss this special day.


National Cat Day was founded in 2005 by animal rights activist Colleen Paige, who was supported by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Cats. The day was celebrated on a grand scale with the mission of drawing attention to important issues.

Interesting facts

  • Cats have a standard healthy temperature of 38 degrees.
  • Their unique skeleton contains 250 bones and may grow together over time.
  • They can see perfectly from up to 60 meters away.
  • They have more than 80 million olfactory receptors.
  • They may sweat on their paws.
  • They express love through their wagging tail.
  • They live an average of 15 years.
  • They can sleep up to 18 hours a day.
  • They can jump up to 5 times their own height.
  • They can distinguish the intonation of a person and may understand when they are angry.

How to take part

If you don’t have a pet, now is the time to get one! Visit a shelter and choose an adult cat or kitten. Make sure you can provide the pet with proper care before adopting. If you already have a cat, give them a special gift to show your appreciation!

When is National Cat Day celebrated in 2023?

National Cat Day is observed on October 29 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday October 29 2023
Tuesday October 29 2024
Wednesday October 29 2025
Thursday October 29 2026