National Feel the Love Day – September 7, 2022

National Feel the Love Day is celebrated on September 7 each year in the United States. It doesn’t matter what kind of love you are celebrating— it could be your family, friends, pets, or romantic partner. National Feel the Love Day is about spreading the joys of love as wide as you can. The day is a reminder of how all kinds of love make our lives richer. Love makes us happy, secure, and feel understood. This is the day to count your blessings and cherish the people who bring you so much joy.

History of National Feel the Love Day

Nobody knows when or who came up with National Feel the Love Day but it sure is a noble concept! We all remember our first brush with love, especially of the romantic variety. It is usually experienced early in life and may not last for very long. Nonetheless, we remember the person and the feeling of joy it brought. Love, especially romantic love, can work as an elixir. It can rejuvenate our senses, give us a new lease on life, and inspire us to be better people. Romantic love can be richly rewarding too, in the sense that it teaches us to be empathetic and considerate of other people’s needs.

Love is also the greatest muse to artists. Painters, singers, writers, and poets have been inspired by this all-encompassing feeling. They have made timeless creations on romantic love but filial love, platonic love, love for nature, and love for God haven’t been left behind either. Almost all creative expressions have been inspired by some form of love. It is only natural to want to talk about the overpowering feeling of love in a creative manner. Artists in love have often created the best and the most classic creative works. We have so much we owe to love.

Added to that is love’s positive impact on our physical and emotional well-being. Love or the feeling of comfort can help alleviate our self-esteem, make us feel safe, and do wonders for our physical health. The feeling of love is known to keep our hearts healthy, boost our immune system, and even regulate blood pressure!

National Feel the Love Day timeline

1597
“Romeo and Juliet”

William Shakespeare publishes one of the greatest love stories of all time.

1939
“Gone With the Wind”

The romantic blockbuster movie is released.

1995
“Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”

Bollywood’s greatest romantic film is released.

1997
‘My Heart Will Go On’

Celine Dion’s song is a romantic chartbuster.

National Feel the Love Day FAQs

What is true love?

Essentially, true love means that you have an unwavering, unbreakable, and unparalleled fondness and devotion for your partner.

What are the four types of love?

Eros; erotic, passionate love, philia; love of friends and equals; storge, love of parents for children; and agape, love of mankind

How do you know if you're in love?

People in love generally feel a strong sense of empathy towards their beloved, feeling their pain as if it’s their own and being willing to make sacrifices for the other person.

National Feel the Love Day Activities

  1. Go on a date

    What better way to celebrate National Feel the Love Day than by going on a date? Arrange a surprise date for your partner or ask out someone whom you have fancied for a long time.

  2. Show your love

    The celebration of National Feel the Love Day is not complete without telling everyone you love how much you love them. Write them a heartfelt note, give them a gift, or wrap them in a tight hug.

  3. Practice some self-love

    Do not end National Feel the Love Day without some self-love. Take some time out to enjoy your company. Watch a movie by yourself, meditate, enjoy a warm bath — enjoy your favorite activities by yourself!

5 Fun Facts About Love

  1. Cuddling can cure headaches

    The release of oxytocin during cuddling acts as a painkiller.

  2. Heartbreak can affect physical health

    It may trigger shortness of breath and chest pains.

  3. There’s a reason for love being unreasonable

    Lower levels of serotonin and higher levels of cortisol affect our mood and decision-making.

  4. Some people are unable to feel love

    This condition is called hypopituitarism.

  5. The chances of finding love are low

    You will fall in love with only one out of every 562 people you meet.

Why We Love National Feel the Love Day

  1. It makes us feel loved

    The objective of National Feel the Love Day is to make us feel loved. The day achieves just that when we spend time with those we love and indulge in some self-love. What a marvelous idea!

  2. We love love

    Love not only makes us feel understood and accepted, but it is also important for our physical and emotional well-being. We love National Feel the Love Day because the day is dedicated to making our lives better.

  3. Life is meaningless without love

    All our successes mean nothing without loved ones. National Feel the Love Day reminds us of the small joys of life and the love from all the people who make our lives so much richer.

National Feel the Love Day dates

YearDateDay
2022September 7Wednesday
2023September 7Thursday
2024September 7Saturday
2025September 7Sunday
2026September 7Monday

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