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National Hug Day is a holiday that is celebrated on January 21st annually. As its name implies, this holiday is one in which people are encouraged to hug one another. You can hug family members, friends, or even strangers if you want to—just be sure to ask them first. Hugging is not only a way for people to show affection to one another, but hugging also provides distinct health benefits to both parties involved. Just another reason to celebrate this holiday and to give loved ones the hug they deserve.
This holiday may be hard to celebrate with the Covid-19 pandemic and distancing, but hug a close family member, hug your pet, hug your stuffed animal or send a virtual hug! Maybe just letting someone you know that you are sending them a hug and thinking about them can be just as effective!