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Monday, October 4th

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Why are black cats associated with Halloween (and bad luck)?

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Trivia Answer

The Puritans associated black cats with witchcraft, leading to the onyx-colored felines’ association with Halloween. In many other cultures, black cats are actually signs of good luck and are revered!

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