Girl Hug Boy Day

(Also known as National Girl Hug Boy Day)

Girl Hug Boy Day is observed next on Saturday, January 11th, 2025 (262 days from today).

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We welcome this day with open arms!  National Girl Hug Boy Day is celebrated on January 11 every year to express the power of hugs.  And why not?  A hug warms our hearts and makes us feel loved.  It heals and says things that are sometimes inexpressible.  On this day, girls can go everywhere to hug whomever they want. Anyone they appreciate deserves a hug.

Benefits of hugging

Hugs are one of the easiest ways to share love with others, and there are plenty of them on Girl Hug Boy Day.  Girls and women initiate hugs these days, giving any man they want to show their care and appreciation.  They hug their boyfriends, husbands, and men they have a crush on, and they hug their male friends and family members.

Hugging has been popular around the world and is practiced by most cultures as a way to connect with others without using language.  Traditionally, giving hugs on many occasions is a greeting or goodbye, for sympathy or congratulations, and for gratitude, support and affection.  The word "hug" seems to be derived from "hugga," an Old Norse word meaning "to comfort."  "Hug" was first used around 1610, to describe a wrestling match.  It began to be used in its current sense in the 1650s.

Hugs can release a hormone called oxytocin into the bloodstream. Be produced in the pituitary gland, oxytocin helps lower blood pressure, heart rate, and the stress hormone cortisol.  It also prevent sadness, improves mood and memory, and increases bonding and closeness.  Hugging often tend to increase empathy for others.  For hugs to be beneficial, participants must trust each other and both want to hug.  Otherwise, the opposite effect will occur, and cortisol levels will rise, causing stress.

How to celebrate Girl Hug Boy Day

Quite simply, if you are a girl, today is to hug a boy! Let give a hug to your husband or your boyfriend, or simply give hugs to your friends and family members.  Give virtual hugs to people you can't hug in person.  If you're a guy or a man, you might suggest to the women in your life that it's Girl Hug Boy Day, and maybe they'll give you a hug.


Girl Hug Boy Day has been observed annually on January 11th.


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