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National Siamese Cat Day 2024: What It Is & When It’s Celebrated

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Siamese cats are so popular that they have their own holiday—National Siamese Cat Day!1 In the US, National Siamese Cat Day takes place annually on April 6th.

Learn more about this special holiday for Siamese cat owners and enthusiasts, its origin, and how you can celebrate.


The Origin of National Siamese Cat Day

National Siamese Cat Day was started in 2014 by writer and newspaper columnist Jace Shoemaker-Galloway, also known as the “Queen of Holidays”. After covering many national holidays over the years, she’s credited with creating some holidays of her own, including this dedicated day for the special Siamese cat breed.

Aside from celebrating all things “Meezers,” the goal of National Siamese Cat Day is to raise awareness for “Adopt, Don’t Shop”,2 Jace created the holiday to encourage cat owners to adopt Siamese cats from shelters rather than relying exclusively on breeders, to prevent unwanted cats from euthanasia.

Unfortunately, many Siamese mixes end up in rescues and shelters, which are less desirable to many people than a purebred Siamese. The holiday is a reminder that this beloved breed can be found in shelters and rescues, so you can check these organizations first to bring home a Siamese.

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Ideas for National Siamese Cat Day

National Siamese Cat Day is around the corner. If you’re looking for fun ways to celebrate, here’s some inspiration:

  • Treat your cat to some new treats or a fun toy.
  • If you don’t have a cat of your own, donate to a local shelter or cat rescue.
  • Enjoy some Siamese cat videos online.
  • Contact local rescues and volunteer for an adoption event. PetSmart and Petco often host cat adoption events.
  • Create a social media post highlighting National Siamese Cat Day and its purpose to encourage others.

Fascinating Siamese Cat Facts

Can’t get enough of all things Siamese? Here are some fun facts you may not know:

  • Siamese cats date back over 700 years. There are depictions of the Siamese from the 14th century.
  • Siamese cats originated in Thailand and first came to America during the late 1800s.
  • Originally, Siamese cats had crossed eyes and kinked tails, though these traits were eventually bred out.
  • Siamese cats are among the most vocal breeds, often “talking” throughout the day.
  • A Siamese cat named “Siam” was given to President Rutherford B. Hayes’s wife, Lucy, by a Thai diplomat.
  • Siamese cats are distinctive for their sleek, pointed coats, which come in a range of colors. Chocolate, blue, lilac, cream, seal, and flame points are just a few of the options.
  • Many Siamese cats have striking blue eyes.
  • Siamese cats are often featured in films, ranging from the mischievous duo in Lady and the Tramp to The Incredible Journey.

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Siamese cats are a treasured breed, so much so that they have their very own holiday! Whether you have a Siamese of your own or you just enjoy the breed, National Siamese Cat Day is the perfect time to celebrate your love.

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