Hug Holiday is celebrated on June 29, 2017 and is a day to encourage people to hug those who need attention. Especially elderly, sick or invalid and lonely people sure will be thankful for some good feelings provided by a caring hug. A hug is a form of physical intimacy at which two people put their arms around each other and hold each other closely. If more than two people are involved it is called groups hug. It has been scientifically proven that hugs have positive effects on health. Studies have shown that hugging can result in reduced blood pressure, and has a preventive effect against depression. So on Hug Holiday, go out and hug your loved ones!