National Siamese Cat Day

Every year, April 6th is celebrated as a cat holiday. Actually, if we’re being completely accurate, it’s a holiday dedicated to one particular type of cat: the Siamese cat. Yes, this day is celebrated as National Siamese Cat Day—a day during which owners of this special breed can enjoy time with them.

Why are Siamese cats such a special breed? They are considered special because they are loyal and loving and crave human companionship, even beyond what ordinary cats desire. Of course, owners of other cat breeds may disagree with the sentiment that these cats are special, but we’ll just leave it to cat lovers to decide the issue amongst themselves.

The History of National Siamese Cat Day

According to historical sources, Siamese cats first arrived in Europe in the late 19th century. They were a gift from the King of Siam to an English consulate general. Of course, the holiday celebrating this breed wouldn’t be created at this time.

It was created in the United States in 2014. This is when Jace Shoemaker-Galloway decided to invent the holiday. It has been observed ever since, although it’s really only popular among people who actually own Siamese cats.

Some Important Facts About Siamese Cats

We decided to put this section on Siamese Cats on this holiday not for the people who own this breed, but for those who may not be familiar with them. After pondering the subject for a while and pulling together all of the facts that we could from the Internet, we walked away with the following list of cool Siamese Cat facts.

  • There are two varieties of Siamese cats: the modern version and the traditional version.
  • The traditional version of this cat is larger and has a more rounded head.
  • This breed of cat can be traced all the way back to the 14th century and may even be older than that.
  • Their unique color comes from the mutation of albino genes.
  • Rutherford B. Hayes had a Siamese cat in the White House.
  • Reportedly, Siamese cats are some of the friendliest of all cat breeds.
  • The typical Siamese cat can live up to 20 years, sometimes even longer.

Observing National Siamese Cat Day

This is a great day for people who own Siamese cats to actually do something special for their furry friend. They can take the time just to hang with them, or they can buy them a new gift or toy. People are also encouraged to spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #NationalSiameseCatDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
April 6 Saturday
Next year (2025)
April 6 Sunday
Last year (2023)
April 6 Thursday