International Cat Day is a complete 24-hour celebration of one of humanity's oldest and most adored pets. The events were organized for the first occasion in 2002 by IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, and other animal rights organizations to commemorate the world's most popular pet.
An estimated 500 million cats are expected to be frolicking in their neighbors' gardens throughout the world, which implies that almost any extended family, regardless of nation or climate, is guaranteed to have an aunt with more kittens than past spouses. That's fantastic, because having a cat has been proved to boost mental health and reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.
If it's pouring cats and dogs outside and you don't have someone to snuggle with, any black, ginger, Persian, Siamese, Burmese, Bengal, Shorthair, Munchkin, Balinese, RagaMuffin, or stray cat would suffice.
So bring out the red carpet and the catnip for your feline companion, because International Cat Day is that one day a year when black cats bring good luck and cat eye sunglasses go with everything.