National Hugging Day

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Time to celebrate the power of hugs. A hug is a gesture of affection and love, and it has many health benefits as well. National Hugging Day is coming up on the 21st of January! This holiday celebrates the power of hugs and how they can make people feel better. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, National Hugging Day is an excellent opportunity to show your loved ones how much you care.

Celebrate National Hugging Day on Jan 21!

If you don’t have anyone to hug, don’t worry – there are plenty of ways to participate in this fun holiday. You could go out and give free hugs to strangers on the street or even organize a group hug event at your local park. No matter how you choose to celebrate National Hugging Day, be sure to enjoy yourself and spread the love!

National Hugging Day was created to encourage acts of hugging and spreading love, wherein nowadays, many people feel the world is becoming more stressful each day. According to research, hugging can help lower blood pressure, reduce stress levels, increase oxytocin levels, improve moods, and help fight off infection by increasing white blood cell counts. Moreover, We can celebrate National Hugging Day by bringing loved ones together for a hug or performing simple hugs to their loved ones or in public places.

What is National Hugging Day?

National Hugging Day is a holiday that celebrates the joys of hugging. On National Hugging Day, people are encouraged to hug as many people as possible. National Hugging Day has grown into something much more significant than just one couple or one type of relationship. People worldwide come together to hug each other and share the love. From friends, family members, co-workers, acquaintances, strangers, and more!

When is National Hugging Day?

National Hugging Day is an annual holiday set on the 21st of January. National Hugging Day has been widely celebrated throughout Michigan, USA, since its start in 1986, and it has become increasingly popular worldwide as well.

National Hugging Day Dates

This year National Hugging Day is celebrated on Sunday, Jan 21, 2024

Year Date Day
2024 Jan 21 Sunday
2025 Jan 21 Tuesday
2026 Jan 21 Wednesday
2027 Jan 21 Thursday
2028 Jan 21 Friday
2029 Jan 21 Sunday

How is National Hugging Day Celebrated?

National Hugging Day is celebrated by hugging the people that you love. It’s also an excellent opportunity to show your friends and family how much you care about them. National Hugging Day is a time to celebrate the power of hugs and their positive effects on our lives.

People usually embrace as many individuals as they can. This can include family members, friends, and strangers. Some people also celebrate National Hugging Day by giving out free hugs on the street.


The goal of National Hugging Day is not just to encourage more hugging but also to share kindness with others who may be feeling lonely or left out at school, work, church, home, or other social settings where they might feel isolated from others because they are different (i.e., loners, geeks), different size or shape (i.e., overweight, underweight) or from a diverse background (i.e., minority). National Hugging Day serves as an opportunity to bridge those social gaps and make everyone feel included as part of the human family.

National Hugging Day is a day to celebrate one of the most powerful tools in human communication, hugging. National Hugging Day was created by an American psychologist Kevin Zaborney who wanted to promote hugs to combat stress and depression. It’s also been shown that hugs can reduce the risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, anxiety, insomnia, and even dementia! So what are you waiting for? Hug someone today!


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