National Hug Day is January 21 as Officially Recognized by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

By on Jan 22, 2011 in Events, Holidays, Opinion, United States Comments

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January 21 is National Hug Day as officially recognized by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as announced on Friday at, its own website. This is the day that you can hug all the people you want to hug without feeling awkward.

Hugging is a generous gesture that expresses warmth and a caring attitude.  Most people would welcome a warm hug than anything else. That is why group hugs are popular.  Experts say people need more than 10 hugs a day to be emotionally well.

National Hug Day is celebrated in the United States and Canada and is also known as Weltknuddeltag 2011.

The Most Huggable People of 2011 as published in its website are Anna Sebring, who had always asked for a hug from people she met at her retirement home,  and the Chilean miners and rescuers who were hugged by everyone after their trying ordeal underground.

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