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Caturday is the tradition of posting LOLcats to 4chan on Saturdays. It has since spread to other websites as well as other days of the week.


Caturday originated on 4Chan‘s /b/ in the mid-2000s. Urban Dictionary’s earliest definition was added on October 24th, 2006.[1] One of the earliest archived Caturday threads from 4chan was started on December 12th, 2006.[2]


One of the earliest instances of Caturday in the wild can be found on[3], the personal site of Sharyn, a Blogspot user from New Hampshire. The blog, entitled “Caturday,” was created on November 16th, 2005[4] to “write stories about cats and collect useful information for cat lovers.” The photos posted were of her personal pets, not LOLcats.

A LiveJournal community for Caturday[5] image macros was created on February 5th, 2006. As of October 2011, there are 2196 members.

In 2007, I Can Has Cheezburger?[6] was created, chronicling LOLcats every day of the week. The first Caturday image[7] was posted to the site on January 13th, 2007, two days after its creation. That year, mentions of Caturday appeared on MetaFilter[8], Fark[9][10], and in the University of Pennsylvania’s the Daily Pennsylvanian.[11]

The Caturday Tumblr[12] was created on June 1st, 2009, posting both normal cat photos and LOLcats.

Caturday pictures are regularly posted to the Daily What[13]and it is a popular tag on Tumblr[14] and Twitter[15], used along with pictures of cats any day of the week.

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Search Interest

Search for Caturday peaked in June 2007, coinciding with the creation of I Can Has Cheezburger? and popularity on sites like Fark and other message boards.

External References

[1]Urban Dictionary – Caturday

[2]chanarchive – Caturday

[3]Blogspot – Caturday

[4]Blogspot – Caturday’s first entry

[5]LiveJournal – Caturday Profile

[6]I Can Has Cheezburger? – Home

[7]I Can Has Cheezburger? – IT’S CATURDAY?

[8]Metafilter – Caturday on Sunday

[9]Fark – Can today be Caturday?

[10]Fark – The Fark Caturday thread

[11]The Daily Pennsylvanian – Iz not cats everywhere? Online trend spreads across campus [via WebArchive]

[12]Tumblr – Caturday

[13]The Daily What – posts tagged Caturday

[14]Tumblr – posts tagged Caturday

[15]Twitter – #caturday

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