Black Cat Day
Date When Celebrated : Always October 27 th
It's four days before Halloween. Black cats are very much an ominous symbol of the Halloween holiday. Therefore, it is only fitting the we celebrate Black Cat Day today. Black cats are a dark, evil symbol of Halloween. Witches and demons are known to be able transform into a black cat and back again. As Halloween nears, those witches and demons begin to increasingly appear, temporarily transforming at will into a black cats, as needed to escape or get near a human victim.
Did You Know? Black cats are the least adopted pet can in the United States. I guess their reputation precedes them.
Are black cats good .... or bad? The answer to this question depends upon where you live. In Celtic folklore, it was believed black cats turned into fairies and back. Upon arrival to the New World, Pilgrims put a twist into this belief. They believed black cats are evil and foreboding. They also believed it was really a witch or a demon. Never let a black cat cross your path. It will bring bad luck. In Europe, black cats were once burned alive. People caught harboring a black cat, were severely punished. In Egypt, Great Britain, or Japan, people have just the opposite opinion of black cats. People there, see them as bringing good luck and a good omen.
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History and Origin of Black Cat Day:
Black Cat Day has been around for quite some time. It goes back well before the year 2,000. Unfortunately, our research was unable to identify when it first began. We also have yet to identify who created it, although the "why" seems apparent being so near to Halloween.
An increasing number of internet sites are calling this "National" Black Cat Day. We are not sure why this "National" tag is sometimes erroneously being added to special holidays lately, as there is no early, or even recent, reference to this being a national day.
We found no congressional or presidential proclamation making this day a true national day.
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