All information you need to know about National Hug Day (National Hugging Day)in United States and When is National Hug Day 2022, 2023 and further years.
When is National Hug Day?
National Hug Day in United States takes place each year on January 21th.
When is National Hug Day 2022
National Hug Day 2022 takes place on Friday, January 21, 2022
When is National Hug Day 2023
National Hug Day 2023 takes place on Saturday, January 21, 2023
When is National Hug Day 2024
National Hug Day 2024 takes place on Monday, January 21, 2024
When is National Hug Day 2025
National Hug Day 2025 takes place on Tuesday, January 21, 2025
National Hug Day 2021 took place on Thursday, January 21, 2021
About National Hug Day
National Hugging Day (National Hug Day) is an annual event dedicated to hugging. It was created by Kevin Zaborney and occurs annually on January 21st. 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. Zaborney cautions to ask first if one is unsure of the response as respecting the personal space of others is always important and some people are not huggers.
Kevin Zaborney is credited with coming up with the idea of National Hugging Day (National Hug Day) in 1986. It was included in Chase’s Calendar of Events; Zaborney’s friend at the time was the granddaughter of the proprietors of the publication.
He chose January 21st as it fell between the Christmas, New Year’s Holidays, Valentine’s Day, and birthdays when he found people are generally in low spirits. Zaborney considered that “American society is embarrassed to show feelings in public” and hoped that a National Hugging Day would change that, although he thought that his idea would fail.