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
William Shakespeare publishes one of the greatest love stories of all time.
The romantic blockbuster movie is released.
Bollywood’s greatest romantic film is released.
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
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.
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.
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
Cuddling can cure headaches
The release of oxytocin during cuddling acts as a painkiller.
Heartbreak can affect physical health
It may trigger shortness of breath and chest pains.
There’s a reason for love being unreasonable
Lower levels of serotonin and higher levels of cortisol affect our mood and decision-making.
Some people are unable to feel love
This condition is called hypopituitarism.
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
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!
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.
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.
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