Today, the 29th of September, we celebrate Maneki Neko (beckoning cat) day in Japan.
As you already know, this cat brings happiness, good luck, and wealth to home and customers to businesses.
Why the day 29th of September was chosen as Maneki Neko day?
We pronounce the number 9 as KU and that sounds like this verb ‘kuru’ 来る meant COME.
Then, the number 2 is pronounced FU and as l mentioned before the number 9 is KU so we can make the word FUKU福with the number 29. That means GOOD LUCK.
The pronunciation of 9.29 can be written KURUFUKU来る福as ‘Good luck is coming’ and that is related to Maneki neko.