What day is National Black Cat Day celebrated? October 27. There is also a National Black Cat Appreciation Day on August 17.

What is National Black Cat Day? Because of superstitious beliefs, some people view black cats as bad luck or scary. Black Cat Day and the companion Black Cat Appreciation Day were each designed to show people that a black cat can make a perfect pet. In fact you might turn around the reputation and treat black cats as good luck and great pets.

How to celebrate: Black cats aren’t just for Halloween. They make great pets, so consider getting yourself a black cat from the shelter. Let’s turn around the stereotype of bad luck and give them a loving home. If you own a black cat, treat it extra special today. Take it for a walk, give it a treat, and a gentle massage and hear it purr. Be sure to post your cat photos on social media.

What is the hashtag? There are a few popular hashtags for National Black Cat Day, including #NationalBlackCatDay, #BlackCatDay and #BlackCatAppreciationDay.

What other national days are there for cats or good luck symbols? Several other national days have sprung up to celebrate cats, including:

  • National Cat Day October 29
  • National Feral Cat Day October 16
  • National Hairball Awareness Day Last Friday in April
  • International Cat Day August 8

There are many other national days relating to cats, dogs and other animals. In fact, National Day Archives has a separate category just for animals, including separate categories for cats and for dogs. There are also separate categories for good luck symbols that might relate to black cats. Browse for these using the category button on the top left of the webpage.