Black Cat Appreciation Day/Good Luck
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Black cats are seen as a symbol of good luck, especially for single women. They are credited for attracting fine suitors.
The “Maneki Neko” (Beckoning Cat) is also a common symbol of good luck, and its raised paw is a welcoming gesture. Each Beckoning Cat is believed to have different strengths, depending on the animal’s color. The black cat is thought to ward off evil.