National Black Cat Day

Category: Animals
National Black Cat Day around the world in 2023
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About National Black Cat Day

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Dates of National Black Cat Day
2024 Various Oct 27
USASun, Oct 27Observances Holiday
United KingdomSun, Oct 27Observances Holiday
2023 Various Oct 27
USAFri, Oct 27Observances Holiday
United KingdomFri, Oct 27Observances Holiday
2022 Various Oct 27
USAThu, Oct 27Observances Holiday
United KingdomThu, Oct 27Observances Holiday
2021 Various Oct 27
USAWed, Oct 27Observances Holiday
United KingdomWed, Oct 27Observances Holiday
2020 Various Oct 27
USATue, Oct 27Observances Holiday
United KingdomTue, Oct 27Observances Holiday
Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Black Cat Day
Where is National Black Cat Day observed in 2023?
USAOct 27

National Black Cat Day was created by Cats Protection on October 27th 2011. When the campaign was launched, statistics revealed that black and black-and-white cats took, on average, seven days longer to find a home compared to cats of other colours.

Thousands of people backed the UK’s first-ever Black Cat Awareness Day – as it was known then – on October 27th, which drew attention to the hundreds of homeless black cats in Cats Protection’s care and the apparent reluctance of people to adopt them.

In most Western cultures, black cats have typically been looked upon as a symbol of evil omens, specifically being suspected of being the familiars of witches, or actually shape-shifting witches themselves.

Most of Europe considers the black cat a symbol of bad luck, particularly if one walks across the path in front of a person, which is believed to be an omen of misfortune and death. In Germany, some believe that black cats crossing a person's path from right to left, is a bad omen, but from left to right, the cat will bring good luck.

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