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National Garfield the Cat Day

Celebrate National Garfield the Cat Day with your furry feline friend! Treat them to extra cuddles, treats, and a special toy for the day.
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Get ready to celebrate National Garfield the Cat Day on June 19th! Since his first appearance in 1978, this beloved orange tabby cat created by Jim Davis has become an international icon. Garfield is known for his sardonic humor, love of lasagna and sleeping late. He has appeared in books, TV shows and movies as well as thousands of comic strips. On June 19th let's take time to recognize this timeless cartoon character who never fails to make us smile!

History of National Garfield the Cat Day

National Garfield the Cat Day Dates

National Garfield the Cat Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1978</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth of Garfield</div><div class='timeline-text'>Cartoonist Jim Davis first created Garfield, the lasagna-loving tabby cat, and his first comic strip was published on June 19, 1978.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1981</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Garfield Book Release</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first compilation of Garfield comic strips, "Garfield at Large: His First Book", is released, becoming a bestseller.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1982</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Garfield TV debut</div><div class='timeline-text'>"Here Comes Garfield", the first Garfield television special, is aired, marking the animated debut of the character.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1988</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Garfield On The Big Screen</div><div class='timeline-text'>Garfield made his debut on the big screen with "Garfield and Friends", an animated series that ran until 1994.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2004</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Garfield's First Live-Action Movie</div><div class='timeline-text'>Garfield starred in his first live-action feature film, "Garfield: The Movie". It featured a blend of live action with a CGI Garfield voiced by Bill Murray.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2019</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Viacom Acquires Paws Inc.</div><div class='timeline-text'>Viacom, owner of Nickelodeon, announced it had acquired Paws Inc., including the rights to the Garfield franchise, intending to develop new Garfield content.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Garfield the Cat Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch a Garfield movie</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Whether it’s the original animated film or one of the live action movies, you can’t go wrong with watching a Garfield movie on National Garfield the Cat Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake a Garfield cake</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Try your hand at baking a Garfield-themed cake. Whether it’s a simple round cake with an edible image of Garfield or an elaborate 3D sculpture, there are lots of ways to celebrate with cake.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Play Garfield video games</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get your gaming fix in by playing some of the classic Garfield video games like “Garfield: Caught in the Act” and “Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties”.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw a Garfield party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for some pizza and cupcakes decorated in orange icing and make it a party dedicated to everyone’s favorite lasagna loving cat.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Read the comic strips</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take some time and read the classic comic strips from Jim Davis featuring everyone’s favorite fat cat, Garfield.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Garfield the Cat Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Garfield is lovable</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Garfield has been around since 1978 and he's still one of the most beloved cartoon cats out there. His hilarious antics and love for food make him the perfect source of comic relief, and his laidback demeanor makes him easy to relate to and root for.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Garfield is wise</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Although Garfield can come across as a bit cranky at times, he always has something insightful to say. He offers sage advice on topics ranging from relationships to career choices, making him an invaluable life coach if you're ever in need of a second opinion!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Garfield promotes pet adoption</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Through Garfield, people are reminded to consider taking in shelter animals who've been left homeless. The popular comic strip highlights the importance of providing loving homes for our four-legged friends, a message that inspires people worldwide to rescue their next family pet!</p></div></div>

5 Fun Facts for National Garfield Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Garfield is Named After Jim Davis's Grandfather</h3><p class='facts-content'>Garfield's creator, Jim Davis, named the lasagna-loving cat after his own grandfather, James A. Garfield Davis. The elder Davis was named after President James Garfield.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Garfield Holds a Guinness World Record</h3><p class='facts-content'>Recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, Garfield is listed as the world’s most widely syndicated comic strip, being published in over 2,500 newspapers around the globe.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Pookie is Garfield's Favorite Teddy Bear</h3><p class='facts-content'>Garfield has a soft side and it shows through his Teddy Bear, Pookie, which he often includes in his comic strip adventures. Pookie first appeared in a strip on December 23, 1978.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Voice of Garfield and Peter Venkman was the Same</h3><p class='facts-content'>In a bit of trivia that ties together two pop-culture legends, Bill Murray voiced Peter Venkman in the Ghostbusters films and later became the voice of Garfield in both live-action films.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Garfield's Original Thought Balloons</h3><p class='facts-content'>In the earliest Garfield comic strips, Garfield's thoughts were represented in thought balloons. However, these were quickly removed, with his thoughts then being portrayed as captions above his head.</p></div></div>

National Garfield the Cat Day FAQs

When is National Garfield the Cat Day?

National Garfield the Cat Day is celebrated on June 19 every year. In 2024, National Garfield the Cat Day will occur on a Wednesday.

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