National Cat Lover’s Month and 25 Other Cat Holidays to Celebrate with Your Siamese

Cats are special, which is why cat lovers celebrate them all year long. In fact, the calendar is packed with plenty of cat holidays, and National Cat Lovers’ Month is one of them!

Cat owners celebrate National Cat Lovers’ Month every December. It’s the purr-fect time to show your kitty some love and to spread the word about the joys of cat ownership. 

There are also dozens of other cat-related holidays to celebrate with your Siamese. Read on to learn more!

How Can You Celebrate National Cat Lover’s Month with Your Siamese? 

Here are a few fun ideas on how to make the most of this special month with your Siamese: 

  • Have a cat-themed movie night. 
  • Make some homemade cat toys. 
  • Bake some cat-shaped treats. 
  • Hold a fundraiser for your favorite cat charity.
  • Plan a day trip to a local animal shelter or donate supplies. 

What are Some Other Cat Holidays Throughout the Year?


1. January 2 – Happy Mew Year for Cats Day 

This holiday is about ensuring our feline friends have a happy and healthy start to the new year. 

Fun Activities Ideas: 

  • Set up a special play area with lots of toys and treats. 
  • Have a catnip party! Sprinkle some catnip around for your kitty to enjoy.
  • Make homemade cat treats together. 
  • Give your cat a relaxing massage. 
  • Give your cat a new toy or piece of cat furniture. 

2. January 2 – National Pet Travel Safety Day 

National Pet Travel Safety Day is a day to promote pet safety while traveling. Countless pets get injured or lost while traveling with their owners every year. Ensure they have the proper ID tags and are up-to-date on vaccinations to keep your pet safe. 

3. January 14 – National Dress Up Your Pet Day 

This holiday encourages pet owners to have fun with their cats by dressing them up in costumes. Whether it’s a silly outfit or a more serious get-up, cats can enjoy getting dressed up for the occasion. So break out the costume closet and let your pet’s personality shine through on National Dress Up Your Pet Day! 

Fun Activities Ideas: 

  • Have a dress-up contest: Encourage your friends and family to dress up their pets and compete for prizes. 
  • Have a pet parade: Invite your neighbors to join in and strut their stuff! 
  • Make it a themed party: Encourage guests to dress themselves and their pets in coordinating outfits. 
  • Have a pet photo booth: Set up a space where guests can take fun photos with their pets. 

I love National Dress Up Your Pet Day because it’s a chance to show off my furry friends in all their adorable glory. Dressing up Batman and Robyn is a fun way to show their personality. 

It’s a great way to get everyone in the family involved in a fun activity. Plus, who doesn’t love seeing a bunch of cute animals dressed up? 

4. January 22 – Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day 

Cats are curious creatures who ask questions with meows and body language. Take some time to listen and answer your cat’s questions. It’s a great way to bond with your furry friend and to learn more about their curious mind. 

Here are some of the questions your cat may be asking you: 

  • Why did you stop petting me? I thought I was being a good kitty. 
  • I’m so hungry. When are you going to feed me? I’m meowing as loud as I can, but you’re not getting the message. 
  • What is that noise? I don’t like it. I’m going to hide under the bed until it goes away. 
  • Why are you constantly moving around and not sitting in one place like I am? 
  • Where do you go when you leave the house? 
  • Can you please open this door? I want to go outside. 
  • What is a “vacuum cleaner,” and why does it terrify me? 


5. February 1 – National Cat Health Month 

National Cat Health Month is a great time to focus on your feline friend’s health and well-being. There are several activities you can do to help keep your cat healthy. Here are a few suggestions: 

  • Schedule a wellness visit with your veterinarian. This is a great time to get a check-up and update your cat’s vaccinations. 
  • Review your cat’s diet and ensure they eat a nutritious and balanced meal. Talk to your vet about any dietary changes you may want to make. 
  • Make sure your cat has access to fresh, clean water. 
  • Provide your cat with plenty of exercise and play. 

6. February 1 – Pet Dental Health Month 

February is Pet Dental Health Month, and it’s a great time to start paying attention to your pet’s oral health. Pets can suffer from gum disease, tooth decay, and other dental problems like humans. 

The good news is that there are plenty of ways to keep your pet’s teeth healthy and strong. Brushing your pet’s teeth prevents dental problems. There are plenty of pet toothpastes and toothbrushes on the market. You can also give your pet dental treats and chews to help remove plaque and tartar build-up. 

Make sure to take your pet to the vet for regular dental check-ups to catch any problems early. 

7. February 28 – World Spay Day 

Each year on World Spay Day, animal shelters and rescue groups spay or neuter as many dogs and cats as possible. Their goal is to help reduce the homeless pet population. 

There are many ways that you can contribute on World Spay Day. You can volunteer at your local animal shelter or rescue organization. You can make a donation to help support their work. Likewise, you can also encourage others to spay or neuter their pets. 


8. March 3 – National If Pets Had Thumbs Day 

This is a day to appreciate our furry friends and imagine what life would be like if they had opposable thumbs. 

Many pet owners take to social media to share photos and videos of their pets doing everyday tasks. These might include opening a door or using a fork and knife. 

Fun Activities Ideas: 

  • Have a “thumb-painting” session with your pet. Apply some non-toxic paint to your pet’s paw and let them make a masterpiece on a piece of paper or canvas. 
  • Teach your pet a new trick that requires using their “thumbs,” such as shaking hands or giving a high five. 
  • Have a thumb-wrestling match with your pet. 
  • Take your pet to a “thumbs-up” photo booth and get some fun pictures of your pet giving a thumbs up. 


9. April – Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month 

This is a time to raise awareness about the mistreatment of animals. Thousands of animals get abused, neglected, and exploited every year. 

Let’s make a difference for the voiceless creatures who suffer at the hands of cruel people. 

10. April 6 – National Siamese Cat Day

This day celebrates one of the most iconic cat breeds in the world. Siamese cats have striking blue eyes, sleek coats, and aristocratic demeanor. Cat lovers have loved Siamese cats ever since they first arrived on US shores. So be sure to give them an extra special treat on National Siamese Cat Day! 

11. April 28 – National Hairball Awareness Day 

This holiday aims to raise awareness of the prevention and management of cat hairballs. Hairballs can cause serious health problems for cats if not treated. They can block their intestines and cause vomiting, weight loss, and dehydration. 

Here are a few things you can do to help your cat avoid hairballs: 

  • Brush your cat to help remove loose hair. 
  • Give your cat special food or supplements that reduce hair shedding. 
  • Provide your cat enough water in their bowl. This aids digestion and prevents hair from accumulating in the stomach. 

12. April 30 – National Tabby Day 

Cat lovers dedicate this day to all cats with a tabby coat, one of the most recognizable coat patterns. Tabby cats have distinctive “M” markings on their forehead. Their coats can come in various colors, including brown, gray, black, and orange. 


13. May 1 – National Pet Month 

This is a time to celebrate all the wonderful ways pets enrich our lives. They provide love and companionship and make a difference in our everyday lives. 

National Pet Month is a great time to show your pet a little extra love. Take them for a walk, give them a special treat, or spend extra time cuddling. 

14. May 30 – International Hug Your Cat Day 

Cats have independent spirits, and sometimes it can be hard to get them to cuddle. However, we’ll be extra determined to show our love and appreciation for them during this day. Take some time to hug your cat and show them how much you care. 


15. June 19 – National Garfield the Cat Day 

This holiday is a great time to enjoy all things related to Garfield, the orange tabby feline.

Here are some great ideas for activities to enjoy on this special day: 

  • Why not enjoy a classic Garfield comic strip or cartoon? There’s nothing like a good laugh courtesy of Garfield’s sassy wit. 
  • You can get in the spirit by dressing up like Garfield or his owner, Jon Arbuckle. 
  • Try making some of Garfield’s favorite foods, like lasagna or pizza, if you want a hands-on activity. 
  • No Garfield-themed celebration would be complete without plenty of napping! So make sure to take some time to relax and enjoy a good nap. 

16. National Take Your Cat to Work Day 

This annual event encourages cat owners to bring their feline friends to work with them for a day. It promotes the benefits of having a pet in the workplace. These include reducing stress and increasing morale. 


17. July 10 – National Kitten Day 

July 10th is National Kitten Day to celebrate one of the cutest creatures on earth. Kittens have adorable faces, playful personalities, and cute little meows. Some people celebrate this day by spending time with their kittens. Others care for homeless kittens in their communities. 

Fun Activities Ideas: 

  • Make some kitten crafts! You can make many cute and easy crafts to celebrate National Kitten Day. Try making a card, painting a kitten figurine, or stitching a kitten-themed pattern. 
  • Volunteer at a local animal shelter and help care for the kittens. 
  • Host a kitten adoption event and find homes for as many kittens as possible. 
  • Make donations to organizations that help care for homeless kittens. 


18. August 15 – Check the Chip Day 

Check the Chip Day is a national day of awareness for pet microchipping. It encourages pet owners to microchip their pets and keep their contact details up to date. 

Pet microchipping is a safe and permanent way to identify your pet if it gets lost or stolen. A shelter or a vet can scan the microchip and contact you if ever they’ve found your pet. 

19. August 22 – National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day 

Cats need to see the doctor for regular check-ups and preventive care, like humans. Cats often don’t get the same level of medical care as dogs. Thus, they need to see the vet at least once a year for a check-up to see if they are sick or injured. 

It’s the best way for cats to get used to the vet’s office, so they’re less scared during emergency visits. 


20. September 1 – Ginger Cat Appreciation Day 

This day is all about celebrating our feline friends with beautiful ginger coats. From grumpy to playful kittens, ginger cats are some of the most loveable creatures around. So take a break from your busy day and give a little love to your ginger cat on this day! 

21. September 11 – National Pet Memorial Day 

National Pet Memorial Day is a special day to remember all the pets that have passed away. Many people take this day to visit pet cemeteries and memorials. Some may simply spend time remembering their own lost pets. 

This day can be difficult for many people, but it is also time to celebrate the joy our pets have brought into our lives. We may not have known them for very long, but they made a lasting impression on our hearts. 


22. October 27 – National Black Cat Day 

Black cats have gotten a bit of a bad rap in recent years. They’re often associated with bad luck, witches, and Halloween. Black cats are often the last to get adopted from animal shelters as a result. 

On National Black Cat Day, we honor and celebrate black cats for their beauty and uniqueness. Many people choose to adopt black cats on this day to give them a loving home. 

23. October 29 – National Cat Day 

The pet lifestyle expert, Colleen Paige, created this holiday in 2005. She aimed to raise awareness of the plight of homeless and abandoned cats. 


25. November 1 – National Pet Cancer Awareness Month 

There are many ways that people can observe National Pet Cancer Awareness Month. One way is to educate themselves about the signs and symptoms of pet cancer. People can be more alert to the possibility of cancer in their pets and can seek treatment early. 

Another way is to donate to organizations to improve pet cancer treatment. Donations can fund research and help pet owners who struggle to pay for cancer treatment. 


26. Your Cat’s Birthday! 

Your cat’s birthday is a special day! Here are some tips to make sure your cat has a happy birthday:

  • Start the day off with a special breakfast. You can make your cat’s favorite food from scratch or pick a special treat from the pet store. 
  • Play some of your cat’s favorite games, and let them indulge in a few extra treats. 
  • Don’t forget to give your cat a birthday present! A new toy or a special blanket will ensure your cat knows how much you love them. 
  • End the day with a relaxing bedtime routine. Give your cat a few extra belly rubs, brush their fur, and let them snuggle up close for a good night’s sleep. 


The possibilities for celebrating cat holidays are endless. There are 25 alternative occasions if you think you missed one. 

All these cat holidays on the calendar show how much we adore these creatures! 

Thanks for reading! 

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