National Siamese Cat Day
National Siamese Cat Day is observed next on Thursday, April 6th, 2023 (182 days from today).
National Siamese Cat Day is usually celebrated annually on April 6th in order to celebrate these most elegant cats. The Siamese, also known as the "Meow Cat", is one of the most popular cat breeds in the world. We love these beautiful creatures and we know you do too.
Five Truths You Didn’t Know About Siamese Cats
1. Blue for a reason
The beautiful blue eyes that Siamese cats get is not just by chance. The gene take care for the Siamese's coat pattern and also cause some limits of pigment found in the eyes, thus the characteristic of blue color for which the breed is known.
2. Can't you hear me?
These cats are known to have a voice and aren't shy about showing it off. Siamese are very loyal to their owners. They know how to express their feelings and desire with a specific kind of cats. If you are looking for a cute and funny kitten, then this is the perfect breed for you.
3. I really need you
This is not an independent breed at all and they do not do well in an environment where they are often left at home alone. A Siamese cat will become depressed if they are not taken care of carefully. In addition, if you have one of these beautiful cats, it will be a great thing to follow you proudly. With their calm and gentle nature, Siamese is easy to adapt in environments with children and make them a great choice as a family pet.
4. Be careful! I'm sensitive
As a newborn kitten, all purebred Siamese that come into the world are completely white. Over time, their distinctive markings begin to develop (about 4 weeks old) due to a gene in their body that is sensitive to heat. As a result, the famous Siamese signs (seal, chocolate, lilac, blue) are shown on the cooler parts of their bodies. That's a "cool" cat!
5. I Hear You Loud and Clear
If blue-eyed cats with recessive traits meet troubles in hearing, there is no matter with blue-eyed Siamese cats. However, their blue eyes can cause some vision problems, especially at night, which makes the breed more dependent on their humans. The hybrid look that once affected so many Siamese is now rare due to proper breeding methods.
Origin of National Siamese Cat Day
The Siamese is one of the oldest Oriental/Asian cat breeds, and its origins are believed to be in Thailand, officially known as the Siamese. These cats, known as Royal Points, are so valued that no one can touch them. The adoption of Siamese in Western culture are considered as a mystery. The Siamese is also the most recognizable dog breed in the world. Many consider this cat to be a "normal" breed, one that evolved without human involvement. A stamp was described in the manuscript "Poems in the Cat Book", written in Siam (now Thailand) between 1350 and 1700.
No one knows when the Siamese arrived in Great Britain or America. In 1884, a pair of Siamese cats were given to the sister of the British consul general in Bangkok, who organized the exhibition in London the following year. Siamese cats, on the other hand, were seen 13 years earlier at the first modern pet show at Sydenham, London's Crystal Palace, where they were called "a kind of nightmare".
Therefore, how is National Siamese Cat Day started? Who is the creator of it? As far as I know, the creator is Jace Shoemaker-Galloway, a cat lover. She hopes to encourage people to adopt these beautiful cats from animal shelters.
There are so many cat lovers who want to raise awareness for kitten adoptions! This cat lover's great way of creating a National Holiday.
Reasons for National Siamese Cat Day being loved
- Siamese cats love us too
Siamese is a very intelligent dog breed. They love to talk to their owners and are also extremely affectionate. Siamese form a close bond with their owners and love to follow them around.
- They took the White House
Siamese cats originate from Thailand. They first arrived America in the late 1800s. America's first Siamese cat was considered as a gift to give to First Lady Lucy Hayes. She is the wife of United States President Rutherford Hayes. They named him Siam and he took over the White House with their goat, two dogs, and a bird.
- They are on the right track
Siamese cats are known for their blue eyes and shiny coat. They have "spots" on the ears and tail, along with a mask on the face. These features are usually chocolate, blue, lilac, seal, cream or red (sometimes called 'flame').
How to celebrate National Siamese Cat Day
- Accept, do not shop
National Siamese Cat Day was founded by Jace Shoemaker-Galloway, a cat lover. She hopes to encourage people to adopt these beautiful cats from animal shelters. Unfortunately, more than two million animals die at animal shelters each year.
- Spread love
If you have a fur child of your own, buy him some new treats or a new toy! Don't have a cat of your own? Buy a neighbor's cat food or send a care package at a local shelter.
- Watch cat videos
What a great reason to watch cat videos online! Everyone loves to watch cute kittens do crazy things, and today is the perfect reason to do it. Pull up some old favorites or browse the web and find a new favorite!
ObservedNational Siamese Cat Day has been observed annually on April 6th.
Tuesday, April 6th, 2021
Wednesday, April 6th, 2022
Thursday, April 6th, 2023
Saturday, April 6th, 2024
Sunday, April 6th, 2025