By Jonathan Chong ’19
Middle school students were able to share their love for cats in the Munger library for National Cat Day on Oct. 29. National Cat Day is a holiday that encourages the public to recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued each year and to celebrate people’s’ overall love and companionship with cats.
The holiday can be celebrated all across the country in many different ways. Some may celebrate by donating, while some may celebrate by adopting a cat.
Middle school students celebrated the holiday in the Munger Library during break. Students and teachers gathered together in the Reference Room where the celebration took place.
The festival was Harvard Westlake’s first ever Annual Cat Day celebration and was run by librarian Elaine Levia.
“This is the first time we’ve celebrated National Cat Day in the library, but we have done other great events! We do plan to have more obscure national holiday celebrations in the library, and certainly another Cat Day,” Levia said.
During the gathering, students had the chance to talk to other cat lovers. Students and teachers were also able to share their videos of cats and display them on the room projector. Snacks were provided to the students and the teachers.
“Cat Day was great. It was cool to hang out with kids I don’t really know and bond over something we like,” Asa Saperstein ’19 said.