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Hug Day 2024: Special Announcement, History, Activities & More

Hug Day is one of the main parts of Valentine’s Week. There are some favourite people in life; we need to hug those to remove our weakness of mind. People spend valuable time celebrating Hug Day in the USA and other countries on February 12 every year. This is the time to hug your lover. Embracing is a way to publish love feelings. So, let’s go to hug for giving the mind’s food. This is not a federal holiday, but I love observance.

When is National Hugging Day 2024?

All things are attractive to opposite things. For Example- A man to a woman, a boy to a girl, a dog to bitch, etc. For the reason of attraction, the Day is observed on February 12, Thursday, in 2024. People have already taken the time to celebrate the national hugging Day. Varieties’ websites and mostly the online world are ready to write blogs to make the Day glorious. Organizations, newspapers, TV, and Radio are also prepared to observe National Hugging Day.

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History of National Hug Day

The word “hug” is believed to come from the word “hug,” meaning “to comfort” in Old Norse. They were established depending on American people who felt low in spirits. Kevin Zaborney first felt the topics and decided to hug each other, for that person of America feels the best feelings of a human being. As hugging develops relativity, observing good relations with other people in the USA and abroad should be necessary. Some are attracted to embrace seeing the Muslim Ummah hugging on Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha, and some find it from the heart feelings.

We decorated the history of National Hugging Day with a bulleted list for better understanding.

National Hugging Day was-

  • Established in…………1986
  • Established by……….. Kevin Zaborney
  • Observing date……… January 21 ( As the date is the middle of Happy New Year and Valentine’s Day=Fresh Mind )
  • Established date……. March 29, 1986
  • Establishing place in. Caro, Michigan.
  • To……………… Raise people to people love

Usefulness/Benefits of Hugging

Though hugging is a soft, touching feeling, it is one of the main things to make real love between one. A giant scientist has discovered some benefits of hugging. We included those crucial benefits according to the official site of embracHugging Day as it is Valentine’s Day of the package of days.

Hug day history

Hugging is not only for feelings but also for the benefit of our bodies. It is the system that works like an antibiotic. The benefits are-

  • Hugging helps build a sound immune system.
  • Hugging can boost oxytocin and serotonin levels, increase self-esteem, and improve mental health.
  • Hugging improves Cardiac health
  • Hugging controls lower blood pressure and increases relaxation levels
  • Embracing helps to keep a fresh mind
  • Hugging helps, most importantly, with favourite people such as family members, lovers, political sectors, and the same religious people. As Hydrogen and Oxygen make water by the reaction, the Husband and Wife have a good relationship and a happy family by hugging each other. As a result, embracing is more comfortable than hugging people.

Who are the appropriate people for hugging?

Hugging is good for your health. You could always embrace your lover or spouse but not your mother-in-law or father-in-law. Everyone has some favourite people who have been missed face-to-face for a long time. If you are staying face-to-face, can you say how feelings do you feel now? You should hug your favourite person first. Then, you can unload your wrong feelings and share them. There have been some famous people in a short life. Therefore, you should hug them to satisfy your mind.

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My favourite people list to hug.

  1. Husband
  2. Wife
  3. Family members
  4. Girlfriend
  5. Boyfriend
  6. Unknown person
  7. Client
  8. Uncle & Aunt
  9. Colleague
  10. National Team players
  11. Brother-in- law
  12. Political issues

Every game player hugs others, both in the winner and lost positions. The referee or umpire also hugs a colleague.

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Perfect Hugging Rules

  1. Try to gauge the other person’s signals.
  2. Decide who might like to hug but would find your hug offensive.
  3. Figure out the best way to hug.
  4. Look at what other people are doing in the situation.
  5. Be careful when hugging someone at work.
  6. Know when a “haven” hug is called for.
  7. Be prepared to reciprocate a hug offered to you.

Share Feelings About Hugging

To ear is human. People make mistakes on any topic in life. Therefore, it should be necessary to hug the person you misbehaved with to remove the black mind on at least Hugging Day. Then you can share & Tag capturing pictures to your Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Twitter, Quora, and other Social Media to become good relations. You can also write about Hug Day, creating an attractive Status.

As it is a pandemic, the event must be celebrated online. We can send Messages, Wishes, and pictures to our friends. You could share a hugging day status on FB, Twitter, or social media.

international hug day

The Longest Hugging Records

  • Longest Kiss

You might have heard that the longest kiss record. The most extended kiss lasted 58 hours, 35 minutes, and 58 seconds, achieved by Ekkachai Tiranarat and Laksana Tiranarat (in Thailand) at an event organized by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! on February 14, 2013.

  • Most Hugs are Given In 24 Hours By An Individual

The most hugs given in 24 hours is 8,709, achieved by Jonathan Sexton (USA) at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, on June 11, 2010. The attempt raised money for United Way’s “Restore the Dream” fund, aiding individuals affected by Nashville’s flooding.

National Hug Day Heritage

Do you love tradition? If you answer yes, you should hug your friends and family to spread your love in society. You can respect embracing as a tradition and hug your favourite person on National Hugging Day. For that, firstly, your mind can convert to freshness and unjealousy. Secondly, you can feel love forever without any Radical Violation worldwide.

You can give suggestions for keeping a good relationship in any society. National Hug Day is among the best dates to hug and wake people.

Who is Perfect for Hugging?

Dear, I guess all kinds of people are made with Red- Blood and a good- feelings heart. Therefore, you can decide- there is no separation of human beings.

Hugging day

You better know that feeling of love is one of the best creations of God. So, it is time to spread your passion to your Boyfriend or Girlfriend as well as a spouse and your family members by hugging.

What do People do on Hug Day?

People of America’s love- feelings are increasing daily based on National Hugging Day. Hugging each other is the main adjective for the American people and people from other countries. You can do some peaceful activities 14 days before Valentine’s Day and 20 days later on Happy New Year of January 21 or National Hug Day.


  • Hug your family
  • Hug a friend
  • Hug your Boyfriend or Girlfriend
  • Hug a stranger
  • Hug your pet animal
  • Hug your Team Leader, both politician & player
  • Arrange a meeting to awaken people and spread love by hugging them.

You can hug your enemy as an auspicious event, at least on Hugging Day, instead of the above activities. Embracing is helpful for humans. If you want to hug your favourite person, the event is ready.

Why We Love Hugging Day?

There are some uncommon minds in the world. Someone never hugs each other for one’s gravity. On the other hand, someone always wants to hug each other for actual human- love until completing the mind’s food as one is more powerful & economics. As a result, you shouldn’t separate from the human race to the human race. If you can love all the people of the Earth, you can love most the Hugging Day best.

Hug day announcement

We could decide to love Hug Day for the valuable reasons for the hug-

  • It helps to keep the body fit
  • Prevents some dangerous diseases
  • It makes social unity stronger
  • It helps to create a happy family
  • Helps to follow Religious commands
  • It helps to Spread more love
  • Keep a fresh mind

National Hugging Day is observed, taking ample space on Politics. Political leaders of every state of the 50 Kingdoms of the United States have arranged to meet for hugging on January 21.

Now, You can decide whether to love or not Hugging Day.

Some Common FAQs about Hugging Day

You know that every Day, over an average of 4 Billion visitors search by questions with much knowledge and their demand to need on Google. We included more common FACs, which are particular for Hug Day-

  • Is National Boy Hug Girl Day?

Yes, January 11 is the National Girl Hug Boy Day, and it is observed in the USA with more cheer and good showing- dual is one.

  • Is today World Friends Hug Day?

National Hugging Day has been celebrated worldwide on January 21 since 1986. Now, in the Pandemic, it is the Day that a few people observe.

Hugging Day & Kiss Day Competitions

There is no significant fault in saying that Hugging Day & Kiss Day have a similar meaning because both of these bear love feelings. Therefore, the kiss day is memorable only for lovers, and the hug day is special for everyone.

Observing those days with a set mind, you find the separation between Kiss & Hug.

COVID-19 & Hug

You better know that COVID-19 ( COrona VIrus Disease- 2019 ) has broken our lives since one Day before Happy New Year on December 31 2019. During the Pandemic, people have seen some unusual things from the novel coronavirus affection. For example- Children go far from their Parents, Wife go away from their Husbands, Husband goes away from wife, Sons and daughters can’t reach the dead body of their Mothers, and a vast number of people die on the street of the low treatment system and so on unwelcomed issues for the Corona Virus infections. People have already kept a social distance because they have no more opportunities to push the Coronavirus Vaccine on everybody.

On the other hand, Hug Day is knocking at the door, and someone can’t decide to observe the Day successfully by hugging. Wife and husband, there is no risk in embracing during the Day. However, it might be a risk to hug another person. We are thinking that National Hugging Day- 2024 will be observed by online embracing.

Special Announcement for Hugging Day

The Government of the USA and the National Hugging Day official Site have published an announcement to observe the national or International coronavirus affections.

According to the National Hugging Day official website, LLC Homepage, you can check the Special Announcement.

National Hug Day Dates

Year Date Day
2021 January 21 Thursday
2024 January 21 Friday
2023 January 21 Saturday
2024 January 21 Sunday
2025 January 21 Tuesday

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See also > Valentine’s Day program

Md Jahidul Islam

Hi! I am Md Jahidul Islam. Love To Travel Around The world and find out Culture and Celebrate. and My Team as Well. We believe that every day should be celebrated and that today is the day! Our aim is to bring all of the world’s National Day under one roof and to create the ultimate guide to celebrating each and every day.

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