National Hugging Day

National Hugging Day is an annual event dedicated to hugging. It was created by Kevin Zaborney and occurs annually on January 21. The day was first celebrated on January 21, 1986 in Clio, Michigan, USA. The holiday is also observed in many other countries. The idea of National Hug Day is to encourage everyone to hug family and friends more often.


There’s nothing more reassuring than a comforting cuddle. Hugging Day encourages you to embrace hugging, and to give those you care about a comforting squeeze.