What day is National Cat Day celebrated? October 29

What is National Cat Day? National Cat Day is a day to adore your cat. It’s also a day to consider adopting a cat from a shelter. Basically it’s a day to celebrate all things cat.

Who created this day? National Cat Day was created in 2014 by Colleen Paige. Ms. Paige is a Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate. She also created a website.

What is the this day was created? National Cat Day was initially founded to help raise awareness to the number of cats needing to be rescued, but it also consists of a day to honor cats that already have a loving home for the way they brighten up our days.

How to celebrate: There are many ways to celebrate National Cat Day. A few ideas include helping out shelters, such as adopting a cat, making a donation of cash, blankets, food or toys. Celebrations also include lavishing love on your feline with treats and toys. Be sure to also brush your cat and post a photo of your cat on social media. Why not paint your face or dress up like a cat.

What is the hashtag? The hashtag to join in with other cat lovers is #NationalCatDay.

What other national days are there relating to cats? Several other national days have sprung up to celebrate cats, including:

  • Black Cat Day October 27
  • Cat Day October 29
  • Feral Cat Day October 16
  • Hairball Awareness Day Last Friday in April
  • International Cat Day August 8

There are many other national days relating to animals, including cats and dogs. In fact, National Day Archives has a separate category just for cats. Browse it by using the category button on the top left of the webpage.