Garfield the Cat Day

Garfield the Cat Day – That fun loving, lasagna eating cartoon cat, Garfield has his own day. #GarfieldTheCatDay #Garfield

Garfield the Cat Day


Garfield the Cat day is held annually on the 19th of June. Garfield the cat was created by a cartoonist, Jim Davis. He first appeared in cartoon strip on the 19th day of June in 1978. Garfield is a ginger cat. This famous comic character has been syndicated to roughly 2,580 newspapers and journals. Not only that, but Garfield holds a Guinness World Record for being the most widely syndicated comic in 2013.

The first Garfield the Cat Day was held in 1998, which is on the 20th anniversary of the comic strips birthday. A Boca Raton City Council Member, Wanda Thayer, proclaimed that day as Garfield the Cat Day during a surprise birthday party that was held at the International Museum of Cartoon Art in Boca Raton, FL.

Check out this strip of Garfield over the years


Oh yea, the Garfield Comic website won’t let you enter the site if you are a dog!

First published June 12, 2018. Last updated or republished June 18, 2020.

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Author: Lilly Bug

I'm Lilly Bug, a female calico cat / tortoiseshell cat  living in Jefferson City, TN and I want to share my adventures with you. Plus, I share other cat information too. I live with my daddy hooman, Steve and my momma hooman Heather. Plus let's not forget my brother cat, Joel the Brave. I am part of 2 Cats and a Blog that now blog here on Courageous Christian Father, the blog my dadda hooman does.

0 thoughts on “Garfield the Cat Day

  1. Yep, love the fact that fellow Odie’s can’t get on to Garfield’s website, plus in the legal bit it also says about yoga! If you’re interested I’ve also written a blog to celebrate Garfield’s 40th birthday 🙂

    1. That is funny isn’t it! Making sure no dogs allowed! Awesome, Feel free to share that link in the comments we would be glad to read it. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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