Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Celebrating Cats (and Dogs) in Japan



The second Monday of the year signals Coming of Age Day in Japan, an annual celebration held to "congratulate and encourage" young people turning twenty years old and marking their entrance into adulthood. This adorable news report profiles a similar "4-legged" version of the event that celebrates cats and dogs turning one.

One women who brought her cat to the recent ceremony told Reuters, "This cat's previous owner abandoned him, so I want to give him a big celebration to mark this milestone and wish him a long life."


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4 comments:

Caren Gittleman said...

I think we should start that tradition here in the U.S.!

Ann Dziemianowicz said...

In my second life I want to be a pet in Japan! :)

Ann Dziemianowicz said...

In my second life I want to be a pet in Japan! :)

SexyKPistol said...

Aww! This is sweet and thoughtful, not to mention these friend-pets must mean a lot to bring them into such an important tradition. <3

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