Hug your Cat Day

Hug your Cat Day is observed next on Sunday, June 4th, 2023 (117 days from today).

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As National Hug your Cat Day comes around every year on June 4th, the opportunity for a lover will present itself in a close-up period of time.

National Hug Your Cat Day is a simply pleasant holiday. Intention is not the day to get complicated or overthink it. Quite simply, it's the day when cat owners everywhere are encouraged to hug their cats. This is an opportunity to repay all the cats in the world and bathe them with love and care. Of course, the more dedicated among them won't need this encouragement, but it's always good to be reminded of our feline friends. While cat owners can love their cats immensely, it's easy to forget to show a furry friend how much they'll love them when managing a hectic family and busy schedule. It's best to start by stroking the cat gently and warming it up before hugging. Be gentle and approachable so that the cat is more receptive to the hug.

The obvious downside now is that people without cats can be left out. This need not be the case; however - should be simple enough to translate it as “Hug your Cat Day”. You will easily find a friend or family member who has a cat and hugs their pet tightly to show more love for the animal on this day. Be glad to know that someone with an allergy doesn't need to be left out either. These people can watch cute and funny cat videos on YouTube as a way to participate in the festival.

History of National Hug Your Cat Day

For thousands of years, cats and humans have gotten along and built a closer and more symbolic relationship. It was around 7500 BC that they were firstly domesticated in the Near East. In ancient Egypt, cats were worshiped and honored. They are respected and pampered by everyone.

Does this sound familiar to cats today? Cats have been and continue to be seen as symbols of grace and poise. Some studies show that cat meows can help reduce stress levels and make us feel calmer. Therefore, it makes sense to decide to make hugging your cat a celebration.

Why did you love National Hug Your Cat Day?

There are plenty of reasons to love your National Hug Your Cat Day. Kitties deserve only the best from their owners and people in general. Cats are there to provide unconditional love no matter how thick or thin, no matter the circumstances. This day is a great reminder to give cats some extra TLC and thank them for their friendship and loyalty. There's no better time to hug your cat and give them a few extra scratches they'll love.

Cats will be friends forever and will not disappoint their owners. National Hug Your Cat Day is a good excuse saying no to the social events of the day and choose to stay home with a furry friend instead. Pet owners can put their feet up, pet the cat and instantly feel happier. Friends will come and go, but a cat will be there to cuddle and hang out when one needs those most.

It's also a good reason for pet owners to take pictures of the cat by their side. Share these photos on social media and with friends and family to show the love the cat is receiving. It can also be fun to print out some of your favorites and create a photo album with them to revisit later. One can never take too many photos of a pet or cat, so now is the chance to go wild.

Hugging and spending time with cats also has many health benefits. Hugging with a natural cat is a pleasurable experience and can improve and elevate an owner's psychological state. Furry friends and pets can ease a negative mood and put a smile on one's face. Feeling calmer is great for one's cardiovascular system and will have long-term health benefits that you shouldn't overlook. Not only were they able to reduce stress levels, but people who hugged and spent time with cats were also able to see their blood pressure readings improve over time.

From the above reasons, National Hug Your Cat Day is important to recognize and celebrate. Undoubtedly, there are many additional reasons why cats deserve the utmost attention from pet owners. Now is the time to spend more time with cats everywhere and hug them and prove to them that they mean a lot to pet owners.

Celebrating National Hug Your Cat Day

  • Hug it

Yes, this is obvious, but we'll ignore it if we don't recommend it. Prepare your lint roller and go in. (Then count the seconds until the cat tries to wriggle out of your grip.)

  • Volunteer at a shelter

Not everyone has a kitten of their own to hug. If you fall into this category, satisfy your craving for hugs by volunteering at an animal shelter! You'll be helping homeless cats and getting some quality cuddle time.

  • Throw a cat party

Human parties are good, we guess. But cat parties are even better. So grab your feline friends and gather them all together for one giant rager kitten! Just make sure you have enough catnip to go around - no one likes a foul party.


Hug your Cat Day has been observed annually on June 4th.


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