National Hug Day falls on January 21 annually. Celebrate by giving hugs to those you love.
Or be like my free-spirited son Mo and make a "FREE HUGS" sign and stand out in public to really spread the love.
You probably didn't know that National Hug Day, aka National Hugging Day, is officially recognized by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
"Always ask first and make the day fun for everyone, especially family and friends." This wisdom on hugging ettiquette is from the holiday's website.
National Hug Day was founded on January 21, 1986 in Caro, Michigan by the Rev. Kevin Zaborney as a way "to encourage family and friends to celebrate the positive experience of hugging," according to the event's Facebook page. Since then, National Hug Day has spread to Canada, England, Australia, Germany and Poland and through the United States.
The founder, Rev. Kevin Zaborney, holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Michigan, and a master's of divinity degree from Boston University. As a minister, he knows people benefit from the positive psychological, physical and spiritual aspects of a good hug. So spread the love and share a hug.
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