Thursday, January 18, 2007
On January 21st 1986 National Hugging Day was founded in the U.S.A. It has spread all over the world and is called by many names - Hug Day, World Hug Day, Send a Hug Day, International Hug Day, and even Hug a Bear Day!

This global 'virtual' Hug for Peace celebrating World Hug Day is your opportunity to show the world that 'peace begins with me'. Reach out to millions of people in the simplest heartfelt way that is possible, a hug!

This celebration of hugging has been embraced internationally in places such as the United States, Canada, England, Australia, Germany and most recenlty St. Petersburg Russia! Schools, nursing care facilities, hospitals, and numerous other groups and organizations jumped on and held-on-tightly to this exciting, family-friendly event!

Things to do on World Hug Day
  1. Pledge a Hug at
  2. Send A Virtual Hug from
  3. Check out the List of the Most Huggable people here
  4. Join or create a Hug Club (e-mail for suggestions on how to start a hug club)Substitute hugs for handshakes.
  5. Make or rent a bear costume and visit children or senior adults as a "Bear Hugger."Schools or Senior care facilities may wish to elect National Hugging Day Kings and Queens.
  6. Hand out National Hugging Day limited edition Hug Coupons (e-mail for details).
  7. Try to create the longest National Hugging Day chain.Hold a Hug-a-thon at your home, church, or just about anywhere!Always ask first and make the day fun for everyone, especially family and friends!

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