International Day of cats

• International Day of cats

"Recognition of Merit cats" - is the value of the International Day for cats, which is celebrated on August 8, 2002. In some countries, Cat Day is celebrated on different days. For example, in Russia it is celebrated on 1 March.

A small collection of archival photos of cats, cats and kittens.

International Day of cats

In the US, the Day of the cat is on 29 October. According to the website of the National Day cat is celebrated since 2005 with the support of American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The First World War. Feline mascot in six-inch gun barrel Mk VII cruiser HMAS Encounter. Protected cruisers such as "Challenger" - a series of cruisers of the 2nd class of the British Royal Navy built in 1900-ies of XX century. (Photo: Australian War Memorial):

International Day of cats

In Poland, the day the cat is celebrated on 17 February. The participants of the festival play with balls of wool and at the culmination of all are wrapped with colorful threads.

Portrait with a cat, filmed between 1894 and 1901 years. (Photo: Library of Congress):

International Day of cats

In Italy, November 17 Day is celebrated black cat (exterminated during the Inquisition, since these cats was considered the devil's helpers).

The queue for tasty. (Photo by Hulton-Deutsch Collection):

International Day of cats

In Japan, cats Day is celebrated on 22 February. This is due to the fact that the Japanese cat's meow is passed as "nyan-nyan-nyan." "Nhan" can also mean "two" and "two-two-two" can be regarded as on 22 February. Sleeping cat, 1929. (Photo by Chaloner Woods):

International Day of cats

The parade of pets in New South Wales, Australia, September 5, 1951. (Photo by Sam Hood | State Library of New South Wales):

International Day of cats

At the top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge in Australia, 1957. (Photo by Dennis Rowe):

International Day of cats

The cat Tiger 30, US President Calvin Coolidge, March 25, 1924. (Photo: Library of Congress):

International Day of cats

The mustachioed assistant. (Photo by Hulton-Deutsch Collection):

International Day of cats

The image of World War II. Farewell to a soldier in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Sam Hood | State Library of New South Wales):

International Day of cats

England, September 4, 1933. (Photo by Fox Photos):

International Day of cats

Portrait of Mark Twain with a porcelain cat on his lap. "If man could interbreed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat" - Mark Twain wrote. (Photo: Library of Congress | Corbis):

International Day of cats

On the walk, England, 1938. (Express Photo)

International Day of cats

Tired, 1898. (Photo Courtesy trustees of the Boston Public Library):

International Day of cats

Music cat, 23 March 1959. (Photo: Bettmann):

International Day of cats