World Cat Day is an annual event that takes place on the 8th of August.
Cats can be found in the folklore, mythology, and culture of many people.
They were in high regard in ancient
Bastet, the ancient Egyptian goddess, and icon of the city of Bubastis, was originally depicted as a fierce lion-headed deity.
This role would later be taken on by Bastet's counterpart Sekhmet.
The daughter of the Sun God Re, Bastet was an ancient Egyptian goddess who was originally ferocious and changed after 1500 BCE after the creation of cats.
Since the Victorian era, there have been plenty of studies which assess the general perspective on cats in society and trace their history.
Some say that there are some specific factors that might lead to this "cat culture".