Yesterday Was Cat Day In Japan

Around the world, National Cat Day is on October 29. But in Japan, it's held on February 22.

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While not a national holiday (you still have to work, cat lovers!), the game has been marked in Japan since 1987.

Why is Cat Day on February 22 in Japan? According to Matome Naver, it's a wordplay on the Japanese for "nyan" (meow) and the number "ni" (two). "Nyan nyan nyan" is 2/22, or Cat Day in Japan.

On Twitter, Feline fans are posting pictures and art under the tag #猫の日:


    Cat day.. What a stupid idea.. Every day is cat day.. Just ask them

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