Prague you had me at hello! Every street I walked in, every corner I looked around ... there was art. Street art, shop art, tourist art, music art, paintings, drawings, cuttings, jewelry, sand and performance art!
painting reminded me of our upcoming #halloweencelebration
Why did #blackcats
get that superstition placed on them? .
Today, it’s difficult to imagine that black cats were once dreaded and persecuted. After all, some our favorite and most famous characters have been black cats, such as #FelixtheCat
, and #sylvesterthetuxedokitty
However, the world sentiment about black cats has been mixed.
has been a real phenomenon throughout history, and this has led to many misguided notions about them, especially in Medieval Europe. Fortunately for the black cat, there have also been good black cat superstitions where people admire or even worship the feline. .
There are good black cat superstitions scattered throughout Europe. In England and other places, a black cat on a ship can be lucky. Pirates had mixed feelings about black cats. If the cat walked on and stayed on the ship, it was good luck. But if the cat walked on and then off again, the ship would sink. It was also good for the wives of fisherman out at sea to have black cats at home to provide good luck that would help the fisherman make a safe return home. Some cultures in Europe believed that if the black cat walked toward you it was bringing good luck, and if it walked away it was taking the luck away from you.
In Japan, they have positive superstitions about black cats and cats in general. They are symbols of good fortune and prosperity. The Maneki Neko cat statue sits inside almost all businesses with one paw up, waving in the good fortune. There are both white and black Maneki Nekos. Many young, single women in Japan own black cats, because they believe it will bring in many suitors. .
What Kitty will you hug today?