Hug Day

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2023 Date21 January 2023
2024 Date21 January 2024
National Hug Day

Hug Day History

National Hug Day seeks to encourage consensual hugging as a way to connect with one another. This day promotes hugging as an action that can spread global community values of love and kindness. It aims to encourage people to come together in love and acceptance. The goal is to allow healing and change to occur through personal contact. On this day, hugging is viewed as an open and safe practice that is good for one's soul as well as their mental and physical health.

National Hug Day was created by Kevin Zaborney in 1986. It is observed annually on January 21st.

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Hug Day Facts & Quotes

  • According to Guinness World Records, the largest group hug was accomplished by 10,554 in Ontario, Canada on May 7th, 2010.
  • Scientific studies show that when people regularly receive hugs from loved ones, their brains and bodies are positively impacted. Some benefits include reduced stress and lower blood pressure.
  • lists several types of hugs that people can perform on National Hug Day:
    Back to front hug - This hug is meant to express love and affection.
    Bear hug - This hug is meant for reassurance.
    Cheek hug - This hug is meant to express affection while allowing some distance between participants.
    Side to side hug - This hug is more casual but still expresses affection.
    Heart centered hug - This hug is what most people think of. It Is intimate and is meant to express gratitude and appreciation.
  • A hug has a universal meaning of support, concern, or just a way of saying, I'm here - Chris Thompson, former Saginaw News Columnist (Michigan).

Hug Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Give your friends and family a hug. A hug is an action that signifies that a person matters. Doing so can help to improve one's mood and health.
  • Learn and understand the health benefits of hugging and physical contact. Studies have shown that long exposure without physical contact can negatively affect mental health and development.
  • Reach out to family or friends. Times can be tough. Make sure your loved ones are in a good place and let them know you’re there for them.

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