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7 Ways Black Cats Bring Good Luck Around the World

7 Ways Black Cats Bring Good Luck Around The World

In Asia and Europe, black cats bring wealth, bless marriages, keep homes safe, and protect sailors.

7 Ways Black Cats Bring Good Luck

Editor’s note: Today (Aug. 17) is Black Cat Appreciation Day, a great reason to republish this post from Louise Hung.

1. Black cats bless marriages

English superstition says that giving a bride a black cat on her wedding day will bring her good luck in her marriage. It’s also thought that newlyweds with a black cat in their home will have a long, happy life together, and the black cat will ward off evil spirits. In much of the UK, the black of a cat is a lucky color.

While I don’t necessarily condone giving cats as gifts, newlyweds or spouses-to-be should rejoice in sharing their home with a black kitty.