21January, 2017 U.S.
Open up your heart … and your arms, this January 21. It’s National Hugging Day! As you might guess, this day is an annual event dedicated to the underrated art form of the hug. We love all types of hugs, from “butt-out” hugs to bear hugs. And so does Kevin Zaborney—he created the holiday in 1986. And hugging is contagious; the holiday has spread from Clio, Michigan to several other countries. This National Hugging Day, give out hugs freely and often. Family, friends, and strangers all deserve a warm hug!