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National Cat Lady Day 2024: When Is It & How Is It Celebrated?

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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Are you a proud cat lady, or do you know someone who is? Then mark your calendars because National Cat Lady Day is coming up! This holiday, on April 19th, is about celebrating the joy and love our feline friends bring into our lives.

It’s also about recognizing the important role that cat ladies play in the world. Read on to find out more about National Cat Lady Day is and how you can celebrate it.


When Is National Cat Lady Day?

National Cat Lady Day is celebrated every year on April 19th. This day was created to honor the special bond between cats and their human companions.

Whether you’re a full-time cat lady or just a part-time feline enthusiast, this is the perfect opportunity to show your love and appreciation for your furry friends.

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How Is National Cat Lady Day Celebrated?

One of the appealing things about this holiday is that you can celebrate it in any way that suits your lifestyle and preferences. If you need some guidance on what to do this coming holiday, here are some suggestions for how to mark National Cat Lady Day:

Adopt a Cat

What better way to celebrate National Cat Lady Day than by adopting a new feline friend? There are thousands of cats and kittens waiting for their forever homes in shelters and rescues across the country.

By adopting a cat, you’ll not only be giving them a second chance at life but also gaining a loving companion for yourself.

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Spoil Your Cat

Take the day to spoil your own cat (or cats) with treats, toys, and lots of cuddles. Maybe there’s a new scratching post they’ve been eyeing, or perhaps they would love a new, cozy bed. Whatever it is, now is the time to indulge your kitty’s every desire.

Volunteer at a Local Shelter

If you’re not able to adopt a cat, consider volunteering at a local shelter or rescue. There are always tasks that need to be done, from cleaning cages to playing with cats and socializing them.

Your time and effort will be greatly appreciated, and you’ll be making a difference in the lives of cats who are waiting for their forever homes.

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Host a Cat-Themed Party

Gather your fellow cat ladies (and gentlemen) and host a cat-themed party. Decorate with cat-inspired decor, serve cat-shaped cookies, and watch cat videos. You could even ask everyone to bring a donation to a local cat rescue or shelter.

Make a Donation

Speaking of donations, consider donating to a cat rescue or shelter in honor of National Cat Lady Day. Every little bit helps, and you’ll be supporting an organization doing important work to help cats in need.



National Cat Lady Day is a day to celebrate our feline friends and the special bond we share with them. Whether you’re a cat lady, a cat gentleman, or simply a cat enthusiast, there are plenty of ways to mark the occasion. So, mark your calendar for April 19th and get ready to celebrate all things cat-related!

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