Cat Herders Day
Cat Herders Day is held on December 15. This is a day for everyone who has to face the frustration of trying to manage the unmanageable. This event in the second decade of the month December is annual. Help us
An idiom denoting a futile attempt to control or organize a class of entities which are inherently uncontrollable—as in the difficulty of attempting to command individual cats into a group (herd). This idiom can be used to highlight that organizing larger groups of people cannot be done, or at least not without requiring a great deal of effort – and patience. The origin of this expression seems to be recent, and has been attributed to a line of dialogue in Monty Python's The Life of Brian (1979).
Cats don't conform to the crowd. They make their decisions independently, regardless of what the other cats are doing. This is why they are admittedly tougher to herd.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Happy Mew Year for Cats Day on January 2 (The founders, Tom and Ruth Roy, wanted cats to have a very special New Year's celebration all to themselves);
Gertrude of Nivelles Day on March 17 (“The Cat Lady of the Catholic Church”)