National Hug Day or National Hugging Day is celebrated on January 21. The date of “January 21” was chosen because it marks a midpoint between Christmas and Valentines day, where people are figured to be at their emotional low. Kevin Zaborney and Adam Olis are credited for creating the holiday in 1986. It is officially recognized by the United States Copyright Office but is not a public holiday. The purpose of the event is to encourage people to engage in healthy physical interaction.
As Keating Schloessinger wrote, “Touch is not only nice. It’s needed. Scientific research supports the theory that stimulation by touch is absolutely necessary for our physical as well as our emotional well-being.”
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