When Is National Hugging Day?

The internet history of Hugging Day

21st of January is National Hugging Day

  First detected on the 21st of April 2015

  17,562 tweets

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Is It Hugging Day Today?

It's Hugging day on the 21st of January.

The most recent detection of references to Hugging Day was 1 year, 3 months ago.

There were many celebrations relating to national holdiays written about on social media that our algorithms picked up on the 21st of January. In total we detected 43 total unique days being shared such as Hugging Day which had 5,339 people talking about it, or Hug Day having 1,856 tweets.


How Is The Date For Hugging Day Calculated?

The day shown for 'National Hugging Day' is based off how much chitter-chatter and buzz there was on Jan. 21, 2018 across social media making references to 'Hugging Day'. Our algorithms examine all of the references to National Days across social media and updates whatnationaldayisit.com hourly, with our homepage displaying the current national day, including others such as: Dj, Popcorn or Cheese Day. This crowdsourcing of data method to assess the National Hugging Day date is used as opposed to being connected with any Government sacntioned lists :D Hurrah for democracy by concensus!


I'd Like To Promote National Hugging Day

We've put together the following resources full of nifty tips on how to increase the reach of Hugging Day. The resources include: graphs, badges, and resources on what steps to take to boost Hugging Day's visibility.

Can I Register Hugging Day?

We don't have an international authority or governmental remit to declare any officially celebrated "national Hugging day". We only aim to programatically reflect what 'National Day' it is based of what The Internet Says It Is. We believe this is much more fun as it reflects the nature of how the most amusing / interesting national days are often created organically and grow based off popular social trends and sharing, as such we don't add new days to our database unless they are organically observed on social media.



Is it National Hugging Day Everywhere?

Yes? No.. Sort of | Maybe ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

What's really intersting is how whilst some National Days like National Daughters Day are seemingly celebrated internationally irrespective of geography, some very popular days (That often become the No. 1 National Day on our homepage) are in fact locally very specific and are offical holidays celebrated on a Country's national calendar. Take National Rambutan Day for instance, Rambutan is a popular Souteast Asian fruit and not seen so much in the UK, Europe or the USA. Some regionally specific trends subsequently become immensely popular internationally and worldwide, partly fuelled by widely shared 'National Days', National Pabebe Wave Day being one such example.


We're now tracking the sentiment around every mention of Hugging day to show how people feel about Hugging. See if people like Hugging here.
We're detecting how Hugging affects other things more widely than just being a celebrated day. See how Hugging affects company share prices.


Hang On, It Was National Hugging Day Already This Year..!?

Yes, this is strangely enough entirely possible. The date shown for National Hugging Day can change, if for instance several hundred people tweeted about Hugging Day in early April, then in May a few thousand people tweeted about Hugging day, then the date shown for National Hugging Day, could come up twice :D

We have also detected mentions of Hugging day on;



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National Hugging Day

It's Hugging Day
On January 21st


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National Hugging Day, on the 21st of January

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