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The Cat Day in Japan

It is not an official holiday or a day off, but on February 22 many Japanese people celebrate the Cat Day. A number of art galleries held special events called Cat Festival or something like that. You can see or even buy many cute things for cats, with cats, or just resembling cats. Cat DayDid you know that recently statistics show: Japanese people finally started buying more cats and now the quantity of dogs and cats in Japanese households is almost equal? All these years dogs, especially various kinds of small poodles, were more popular in this country. However, cats are deeply engrained into Japanese culture. It’s not just an ubiquitous maneki-neko (beckoning cat).Cat DayJust think about the Cat bus from Totoro, a talking black cat Jiji from Kiki’s Delivery Service and a cute mascot of real delivery service Kuroneko Yamato, a robotic cat Doraemon, Hello Kitty and her friend Daniel.Cat DayMy favorite one is Maru. Maru is real-world cat whose videos are crazy popular on Youtube. Just check out how he walks with a paper bag on his head or jumps into a box, and your day will be completely different!

Cat lovers in some counties of the world celebrate the Cat Day on different days. There are Cat Days in America, Russia, and there is even an International (World) Cat Day.Cat DaySo, how about celebrating the Cat Day?

Article by Olga Kaneda

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