By Rebecca Waddle
Sunday, January 21, 2018 is the 32nd annual National Hug Day and “an antidote to the reverend’s perception that many Americans were afraid to display affection in public,” according to Holidays Calendar. National Hug Day started in 1986 by Reverend Kevin Zaborney in Caro, Michigan; it falls perfectly between two affectionate holidays, Christmas and Valentine’s day.
A common way to participate in this holiday is to give someone a big hug, take a photo, and post it on social media with the tag: #NationalHuggingDay. You can do this as many times as you want.
With that in mind, there is an important note in the first paragraph of the blog post, “National Hug Day,” that you should consider: “While some encourage hugging everyone, [us at] National Hugging Day always suggests asking first.” Please remember the importance of consent on National Hug Day. Have fun! Everyone deserves a hug every now and then!!
Sending you all many Hugs!!