Scottish Wildcat Day comes on August 8 of each year. The Day celebrates Scottish Wildcats, and it is a perfect day to raise awareness about the extinction of Scottish Wildcats.
“The true Scottish wildcat plays an important role in our rich rural culture, and gamekeepers are well aware of its importance.” – Alex Hogg
History of Scottish Wildcat Day
The origin or founder of the day is still unknown. The Scottish Wildcats are dark-colored subspecies of the European wildcat native to Scotland. They mostly live in countries like England and Wales, but they became extinct in those areas and also in southern Scotland within the period of 150 years. The Scottish Wildcats are threatened mainly by the interbreeding with domestic cats. Hence August 8 is a perfect day to create awareness among the people about the extinction of Scottish Wildcats.
Other Celebrations on August 8
August 8 is also celebrated as
- International Cat Day
- Odie Day
- National Happiness Happens Day
- International Friendship Day
- National Sister’s Day
How to Celebrate the Day
The best way to celebrate the day is by protecting the Wildcats and creating awareness among the people about the extinction. You can use the hashtag #ScottishWildcatDay to create awareness on social media.
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