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Placed: 06.03.2013 12:33:10

Cat Day to be celebrated in Odessa Zoo

On March 9, World Cat Day will be celebrated in Odessa Zoo. The visitors in cat masks will receive presents.

On March 9, 2013, World Cat Day will be celebrated at the Central Square of Odessa Zoo.

 
The guests of the celebration will have an opportunity to get to know more about their domestic and wild pets, take part in the active contests, demonstrate their knowledge of the whiskered and stripy animals in the intellectual quiz, congratulate the heroes of the celebration in an arts contest, draw their pets on the asphalt.
Presents and sweets are prepared for all the guests.

 
The Zoo management has also prepared a very special competition – pulling over the rope with a real lion.

 
The visitors wearing cat masks will receive presents.

 
The fest is scheduled to start at 12 a.m.

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World Cats Day is celebrated annually in USA on October 29th, in Russia and Ukraine on March 1st and in Poland on February 17th.

The idea of Cats Day was born in Italy. Cats Day is a holiday to highlight cats' meaning in people's life.

In some cultures people believe that cats have multiple lives. In many countries, they are believed to have nine lives, but for instance in Spanish-speaking regions they are said to have seven lives. Cats have been tagged with many different attributes, which differ from country to country, such as ability to predict the weather or healing powers. In some cultures they have been worshiped, but also in others cats are perceived as signs of bad omen and bringers of bad luck.

In Europe in medieval times cats were exterminated due to common believe that cats were witches' familiars used to increase a witch's powers. Ostensibly killing of cats caused an increase in the rat population. Fleas that they were carrying spread The Black Plague.
The killing of cats in Medieval Ypres is commemorated in the cat parade - Kattenstoet.

 

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