Hug Someone Today

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Hug Holiday is celebrated today (always on June 29th), a day to encourage people to hug those who need attention. The elderly, sick, injured and lonely people would be thankful for some good feelings provided by a caring hug. It has been scientifically proven that hugs have positive effects on health. Studies have shown that hugging can result in reduced blood pressure and has a preventive effect against depression. So on Hug Holiday, go out and hug your loved ones!  (from www.cute-calendar.com)

 

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National Hug Day

National Hug Day is an annual event created by Kevin Zaborney and occurs annually on January 21st. I have it here today because it conflicts with Martin Luther King Day on the 21st this year.

Zaborney is credited with coming up with the idea of a National Hugging Day in 1986 and chose January 21st as it fell between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays and Valentine’s Day when he found people were generally in low spirits. He felt that “American society is embarrassed to show feelings in public” and hoped that a National Hugging Day would change that. (Wikipedia)