International Kissing Day

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2024 DateJuly 6, 2024
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International Kissing Day History

International Kissing Day is a global celebration that promotes the power of the kiss. It aims to remind individuals across the globe of the importance of a kiss in building connections, relationships, and overall well-being. As a universal language that transcends cultures and borders, kissing plays a crucial role in human interaction, serving as a form of expression for love, affection, and warmth.

The origins of International Kissing Day can be traced back to the early 2000s in the United Kingdom. As this observance gained popularity, it quickly spread to other countries, becoming an annual event that encourages people to share in the simple joys delivered through the act of kissing. In Canada, with its multicultural and diverse society, the celebration takes on even greater resonance, recognizing that despite our differences, we can all come together to appreciate the power of a heartfelt kiss as a symbol of connection, unity, and togetherness.

Across the nation, Canadians join in the annual observance of International Kissing Day by expressing their love and appreciation for friends, family, and romantic partners. With various events and social media campaigns, the day serves as a reminder to Canadians to cherish their loved ones and strengthen their bonds through this simple yet meaningful gesture. International Kissing Day is celebrated on July 6th, providing a designated day for people in Canada and beyond to come together, share stories, and engage in the joyous expression of love and affection through the act of kissing.

International Kissing Day facts

  • According to healthline, kissing releases the chemical oxytocin in your brain which is linked to pair bonding. It stimulates feelings of affection and attachment when kissing. Oxytocin has also been shown to decrease anxiety and increase relaxation.
  • An average kiss lasts more than 12 seconds, while in the 1980s an average kiss lasted a mere 5.5 seconds.
  • A normal kiss burns 6.4 calories per minute, while a passionate kiss can burn up to 20 calories per minute.
  • The Inuit people of Canada have their way of expressing affection called kunik, which is also known as an Eskimo kiss. This form of greeting involves gently pressing one's nose against another person's face, typically the cheek or forehead.
  • Kissing can provide various health benefits, such as strengthening the immune system, reducing stress, and improving oral health.

Top things to do in Canada for International Kissing Day

  • Kiss your partner! Kissing can increase the romantic bond between you and your partner, so plan a romantic evening and go for it.
  • Kiss your friends and family! Kissing typically carries the connotation of romance, however in some cultures kissing is a sign of friendship and kinship. A peck on the cheeks, or even the lips is used as a greeting and a sign of a greater bond.
  • Visit a popular tourist spot or picturesque location to take memorable photos and share a romantic kiss with your loved ones.
  • Plan a trip to Niagara Falls, as the famous waterfall is a romantic destination for couples. Take a boat tour of the falls or enjoy the view at night when the falls are illuminated.

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