Tuesday, January 21, 2014

National Hugging Day

Everybody needs a hug at some point of the day. For this very reason to promote the necessity of a hug, January 21st is considered to be the National Hugging Day. You can hug anyone you want. The beauty of a hug is it explains you care for them and you love to be with them. It’s an emotion of assurance and it also tells how much you miss that person. A hug is like a genuine outburst of emotion. You cannot hug someone if you don’t feel like. This is much bigger than a shake hand.

You must have experienced the therapeutic feel you get when someone hugs you. That is the very reason why you need to give a hug to someone who you care for and love. There is not much one can do while on National Hugging Day. It has a completely cost free celebration as it won’t cost you money to hug someone. This article will give you little insight on how the day became national hugging day. 

The first National Hugging Day was celebrated in Caro, Michigan in 1986. It was started by Rev. Kevin Zaborney in Caro. Later it was patented and made into a national day where people started celebrating openly in the US. As the custom of hugging become popular it slowly started spreading around different countries. In the present day, the National Hugging day is celebrated in Canada, England, Australia, Poland and Germany. We all thank Rev. Kevin to dedicate a day which is officially for hugging people. The wonderful joy in hugging people is unexplainable.

On this day we just have an opportunity for us to forget who we are and what caste or creed we are from and go and appreciate people just for what they are. By hugging someone you are not trying to make a statement, you are just being a human!
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Photo credits: The Round Peg via Flickr
TimeOut London Blog presents thirthy six adorable photos of hugging in London to celebrate this  year's National Hugging Day. Take a look at them HERE.
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