Remember Your First Kiss Day is observed annually on April 26. Almost everyone has a first kiss story. This day serves to remind us of who we had our first kiss with, where we had it, what led to it, how we enjoyed it, and what transpired afterward. It also allows us to revisit the past and rekindle our relationships, or remember that special person who first made us feel lost in romance. However, the first kiss might not always be as romantic as many proclaim. Some loathe it due to certain circumstances that surrounded the moment.
History of Remember Your First Kiss Day
It is not known where or when the holiday, Remember Your First Kiss Day was created nor is its creator known. However, millions of people in the U.S. relish the celebration of the day. The day takes the mind on a journey back in time to that special or maybe awkward moment where we had our first kiss, the person we had it with, and how it all happened. It is believed that people rarely forget their first time doing certain things in life. The first kiss, like other things, can be an everlasting memory just like any other big life achievement. Maybe that is why almost everyone can remember 90% details of their first kiss.
The act of kissing has been around for millions of years. Some believe that it unconsciously originated from mothers feeding their babies with their mouths. Others argue that it emanated from ancient India. Accordingly, four major literary texts of the Vedic Sanskrit explained an early form of kissing as rubbing and pressing noses together in 1500 B.C. Half a millennium later, lip kissing was mentioned in the epic poem ‘Mahabharata,’ indicating that someone went the extra mile to experiment with kissing with the lips rather than pressing noses. Around 326 B.C., kissing began to go beyond India, spread by the armies of Alexander the Great into parts of Asia.
The act of kissing became overwhelmingly popular in Europe in the middle ages. Everyone in Europe was kissing everyone. In 1896, a film titled “The Kiss” featuring May Irwin and John Rice showed for the first time, a repeated act of kissing, an act many described as disgusting.
So, do you still remember your first kiss? Can you recall how it all happened? Pour it all out today!
Remember Your First Kiss Day timeline
The act is mentioned in Indian Vedic Sanskrit texts.
The armies of Alexander the Great take the act into other parts of Asia.
King Henry VI bans kissing in England because of the plague.
May Irwin and John Rice display a romantic repeated kissing scene in the movie “The Kiss.”
Remember Your First Kiss Day FAQs
How long should a first kiss last?
According to the survey, singles say their ideal kiss lasts about 10 seconds.
Does the first kiss matter?
The first kiss is a pivotal moment. It’s the primary way to tell if your relationship is romantic or platonic.
What is a French kiss?
A kiss in which one or both partners use their tongues to stimulate each other’s mouths for mutual sexual pleasure.
Remember Your First Kiss Day Activities
Remind your partner about it
While some are lucky to still have their first kiss mate as their partners, others are not. However, if you are still in a romantic relationship with the person you had your first kiss, remind them of the moment today.
Share the experience
Celebrate the day by speaking about your first kiss with someone you closely relate with. Who knows? They might have had a similar experience and if not, you get to hear theirs too.
Write about it
A lot of other memories will cloud your mind as you remember your first kiss. Pick up a pen and paper and allow your memories to guide your hand as you write down everything.
5 Amazing Facts About Kissing
It's been studied
The scientific study of kissing is known as 'philematology.'
It causes the pupils to dilate
Light penetrates more into the eyes on kissing which is why the eyes are usually closed.
Women judge by it
A woman can make up her mind about a potential mate from their first kiss together.
Done on the right
Most people subconsciously tilt their heads to the right when about to kiss.
It can last for a long time
The longest kiss lasted for two days, 10 hours, 35 minutes, and 58 seconds!
Why We Love Remember Your First Kiss Day
It brings smiles to our faces
If you have had that memorable first kiss with someone that has positively touched your life, reminiscing about the moment will surely bring warm smiles to your face. We love good memories!
It rekindles relationships
Perhaps you are close to but at odds with your first kiss partner. Reminding them about that special moment you both shared will most probably make them try to get back to you.
It teaches us lessons
If things turned out well with your first kiss partner, you learn to cherish memorable moments with special people. If things turned out bad, you learn from the mistakes that took place after the moment. Either way, it will be a lesson worth learning.
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