National Meow Like a Pirate Day - September 19
Tue, Sep 19, 2023

National Meow Like a Pirate Day

National Meow Like A Pirate Day is an American holiday dedicated to pirate cats! As you know, rodents often infested ships, and the presence of cats helped to save stocks of grain and other food. It is celebrated annually on September 19th.


The history of the holiday is divided into two stages. Initially, starting in 1995, it was called Talk Like a Pirate Day, and only in 2015 did they decide to add pirate cats to the celebration.

In historical sources, one can often find evidence that cats were often taken onboard ships during sea voyages. It’s not just a practical application for protecting food supplies from rodents. Cats have long been considered talismans that protected sailors from evil spirits, as well as bringing good luck.

Cats, despite their domestication, are predators. And who, if not a predator, can emphasize the harsh temper of pirates?

Interesting facts

  • The cats on the ship created a warm and cozy atmosphere, even in the most difficult situations. They helped sailors relieve stress.
  • Cats are very sensitive to changes in their environment. When a storm approached, they began to worry and run around the deck. By this a reaction, one got advance warning of the upcoming storm and could prepare for it.

How to take part

The best way to celebrate National Meow Like A Pirate Day is to go on a little yacht trip with your cat. In addition, you can spend this day with your furry pet, watch movies about pirates, or read books.

You can also make a pirate costume for your cat. On the internet, you can find a lot of interesting ideas regarding clothing. Share this holiday on social networks, discuss with other people how they spend this day.

When is National Meow Like a Pirate Day celebrated in 2023?

National Meow Like a Pirate Day is observed on September 19 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday September 19 2023
Thursday September 19 2024
Friday September 19 2025
Saturday September 19 2026

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