THE BLACK CAT
Since the dawn of time, the black cat was the victim of superstitions and was used as a scapegoat.
Today's superstitions are, alas, the consequence of ancient popular beliefs that found in certain animals signs of darkness and then labelled them as bearers of misfortune or bad luck.
The origin of the association of black cats with jinx, takes us back in time to the Middle Ages, when carriages and horses were used for travel; often on the way they were frightened during the night by the eyes of black cats or by their sudden appearance in the street.
From the moment the horses became agitated, consequently, the passengers also became restless: thus they associated black cats with the devil.
In 1200, Pope Gregory IX renamed the black cat the faithful friend of witches, and it was from that instant that the association of the black cat with the devil became so heavy that many Popes ordered them to be burnt at popular festivals.
This day was instituted precisely in order to demolish these senseless old beliefs and to fully appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of these splendid felines.