National Hug Day

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Jan 21, 2022 National Hug Day 2022 World

Information about National Hug Day

Two sisters hugging each other.

Significance: National Hug Day is not a public holiday. The idea of National Hug Day is to encourage everyone to hug family and friends more often. Whether you hug a family member or a friend or a stranger, the mental and physical health benefits are the same.

Type:
Fun Holidays
Celebrations:
Hugging someone
Observed by:
People who like hugging
Location:
World
Synonyms:
National Hugging Day
Initiator:
Kevin Zaborney
Start year:
1986
Date origin:
January 21 was chosen as it fell between the Christmas and New Year's Holidays and Valentine's Day and birthdays when people generally might be in low spirits.
Website:
www.nationalhuggingday.com

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