Black cats have been associated with Halloween since the Middle Ages. People believed that black cats were a symbol of evil and bad luck, so they would often use them in superstitious rituals to protect themselves from witchcraft. As time went on, people came to associate black cats with good luck, particularly around Halloween when they were thought to bring fortune and prosperity. Today, they are a popular symbol of Halloween and can also be seen as an icon of independence, strength and resilience. The superstitions behind black cats at Halloween still remain mysterious and captivating for many children, who use their imaginations to create stories about magical cats that protect those who believe in them.