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Black Cat Day

October 27

Black Cat Day

Today is Black Cat Day.

In Halloween tradition black cats have typically been looked upon as a symbol of evil omens and have been associated with witches.

It is a belief that if a black cat crosses your path, it is considered bad luck. Often it is thought that it will bring misfortune and death. Yet in some cultures black cats bring good luck and prosperity.

Seeing a black cat at night, although thought as a bad omen in many parts of the world, can also been interpreted as a sign that healing energies are entering into your life.

Other superstitions about black cats include:

Black Cats Are Witches in Disguise

In parts of England, a bride will have luck in her marriage if she receives a black cat as a gift.

In Europe, sailors will have a safe journey if they bring along a black cat on the ship.

In France, something magical is about to happen if you see a black cat.

It’s a sign of good luck if you dream about a black cat, see one walking towards you, or if you happen to find a stray white hair on its gleaming ebony fur.

Bring luck to a home and could even be a reliable weather predictor

Do any of these superstitions ring true for you? Do you believe in any of these black cat superstitions?

There are many other superstitions.

A superstition is any belief or practice considered by non-practitioners to be irrational or supernatural, attributed to fate or magic, perceived supernatural influence, or fear of that which is unknown.

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