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National Hug Day!

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National Hug Day encourages everyone to hug family and friends more often. So keep calm and get hugging!


When is National Hug Day?

National Hug Day will be on Sunday, January 21 2018.


How did National Hug Day begin?

National Hug Day was created in 1986 by Kevin Zaborney in Clio, Michigan, US and is now celebrated in many other countries. It encourages everyone to hug family and friends more often. The date was chosen as it is between Christmas and New Year and Valentine's Day and the creator found people were generally in low spirits. It was felt that "American society is embarrassed to show feelings in public" and Kevin wanted to change this.


How can I celebrate National Hug Day?

You can celebrate National Hug Day by hugging all your family and friends much more often. The creator, Zaborney, cautions people to ask first if people want to be hugged or not!


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