April Folklore, Feline Holidays/Events for Cat Lovers by Layla Morgan Wilde
I’ve been having fun making video collages with the Shuffles App from Pinterest!
Every year the feline holidays list gets longer and this year is no exception. As always, I like to add anything cat lovers might enjoy for social media photo ops with their cats. There is something almost every day of the month and some days have several events.
This year I’m adding some fun facts and folklore about the month of April, but let’s start with a few famous quotes.
Month & Week-Long events in April
Heartworm Awareness Month
National Pet First Aid
April 17-23: National Pet ID Week (observed annually for 7 days beginning on April 17th)
April 17-23: Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week (observed the third week in April) Formerly Be Kind To Animals Week (then and now)
April 1: April Fool’s Day or Poisson D’Avril
Every year I love to do some fun fooling because cats seem to love it too.
April 5: Full Moon in Libra. If you’re into astrology, this pink moon is significant. The link is a YouTube video from a favorite astrologer.
Passover begins at sunset. Odin is somewhat observant.
April 6: National Siamese Cat Day.
A fairly new holiday started in 2014. My beloved OTRB meezers Coco and Merlin are still celebrated.
April 9: Easter Sunday. Always a new Easter post every year.
April 11: National Pet Day
April 13: Passover ends
April 17: Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day &
National Haiku Poetry Day. Many cat lovers like writing kitty haiku. Here is one of mine. Perhaps I’ll post some more on that day.
Purring ball of fur,
Graceful hunter of the night,
Cat, a quiet friend
April 18: Pet Owners Independence Day (a new holiday which advocates taking a day off. I think most cats would approve.)
April 19: National Cat Lady Day. I’d like to expand it to Cat Mom Day. I’ll probably do a fun post this year.
April 20: New Moon in Taurus Aries season ends and hello, Sun in Taurus season. Find out what it means for you
April 21: Mercury Retrograde begins. Yes, again and it’s not all bad.
April 22: Earth Day. Always a favorite around here.
April 26 Kids and Pets Day. A new holiday and worth instilling pet love and responsibility for children.
April 27: Free Feral Cat Spay Day
April 28: Hairball Awareness Day (observed the last Friday in April) & Arbor Day
April 29: World Veterinary Day (observed the last Saturday in April)
April 30: Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
April 30: National Pet Parents Day (observed the last Sunday in April) a new holiday.
April 30: National Therapy Animal Day
April 30: National Tabby Day
Do you have a favorite holiday? Is there a April Feline Holidays/Events for Cat Lovers thing I missed?with bonus fun facts, quotes and folklore about the month of April.Did March go out like a lion or a lamb where you live?
I hope April is a good month for you!
xo, Layla and Odin