When Is National Cat Day?


National Cat Day is on the 29th of October with 132,340 tweets.

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Is It Cat Day Today?

It's Cat day on the 29th of October.

Cat Day' is by our calculation on: October the 29th. The first time we detected Cat Day was the 8th of March 2015 and the most recent detection of references to Cat Day was 3 weeks ago.

There were many celebrations relating to national holdiays written about on social media that our algorithms picked up, on the 29th of October. In total we detected 145 total unique days being shared such as Cat Day which had 54,767 people talking about it, or Chocolate Day having 6,535 tweets. A random sample of which are shown below.


National days on the 29th of October

National Cat Day, on the 29th of October

How Is The Date For Cat Day Calculated?

The day shown for 'National Cat Day' is based off how much chitter-chatter and buzz there was on Oct. 29, 2015 across social media making references to 'Cat Day'. Our algorithms examine all of the references to National Days across social media and updates whatnationaldayisit.com hourly, with our homepage displaying the current national day, including others such as: I Love You, Oatmeal or Chocolate Hugs Day. This crowdsourcing of data method to assess the National Cat Day date is used as opposed to being connected with any Government sacntioned lists :D Hurrah for democracy by concensus!


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It's Cat Day
On October 29th

Can I Register Cat Day?

We don't have an international authority or governmental remit to declare any officially celebrated "national Cat day". We only aim to programatically reflect what 'National Day' it is based of what The Internet Says It Is. We believe this is much more fun as it reflects the nature of how the most amusing / interesting national days are often created organically and grow based off popular social trends and sharing, as such we don't add new days to our database unless they are organically observed on social media.


Is it National Cat Day Everywhere?

Yes? No.. Sort of | Maybe ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

What's really intersting is how whilst some National Days like National Daughters Day are seemingly celebrated internationally irrespective of geography, some very popular days (That often become the No. 1 National Day on our homepage) are in fact locally very specific and are offical holidays celebrated on a Country's national calendar. Take National Rambutan Day for instance, Rambutan is a popular Souteast Asian fruit and not seen so much in the UK, Europe or the USA. Some regionally specific trends subsequently become immensely popular internationally and worldwide, partly fuelled by widely shared 'National Days', National Pabebe Wave Day being one such example.

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Hang On, It Was National Cat Day Already This Year..!?

Yes, this is strangely enough entirely possible. The date shown for National Cat Day can change, if for instance several hundred people tweeted about Cat Day in early April, then in May a few thousand people tweeted about Cat day, then the date shown for National Cat Day, could come up twice :D

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