Nacional Dia del Abrazo
Journée nationale de Serrant (Câlin)
„Международен ден на прегръдката“
„Национален ден на прегръдката“
ჩახუტების ნაციონალური დღე
포옹(hug)하는날 or 안아주기하는날
This is a listing of known or reported events that have been held globally celebrating National Hugging Day tm. This is by no means a comprehensive listing, but a list of a few known or reported events. Each event's information that has been provided to this site is the responsibility of the coordinator of that event.
According to Chris Melzer (Bureau Chief for dpa - deutsche presse-agentur) on January 20, 2011:
"The feedback in Germany is enormous" this year!!!
Göteborg - Nordstan NY PLATS: Framför hissarna, utanför Hemköp och Feskarbröderna
drag? ♥ Hug Mob Gothenburg 2016 웃 - Meeting BLISS ♥ Together we will create a "Hug Mob 2016 웃" in Sweden the same time at 18, Thursda, January 21 to mark the "International hug day"! ♥ This year, many cities that are participating with the Joint squeezes through the Network Meeting BLISS include Gothenburg, Stockholm, Malmö, Lund, Uppsala, Linköping, Luleå, Umeå, Växjö, Jönköping, Kalmar, Karlstad, Borås, Kristianstad and Hässleholm. So bring your loved ones to hugging in all its simplicity, just as you are ♥ How does it work? ♥ We gather at 18 to walk around and hug each other. If and when it feels right then all gather together in one big final group hug! ♥
Facebook: Second Annual National Hug Day Challenge!!! January 21, 2016
Sponsored by Lori Amato from Rhinebeck, New York. Last year she had over 1200 people 'attend' and giving random hugs as reported on Facebook. The challenge is to try and get at least 12 hugs in on January 21.
David Parsons is going for the Guinness World Record for the most hugs in 24 hours @ LA Live this Monday (begins Sunday night @ 11pm). We're also raising money and awareness for Grants Wishes, a nonprofit that benefits children whose are battling cancer for a second time (relapsed) or are facing never-ending treatments. The event site is http://hug4wishes.org/.
Havant, Hampshire, England
(énergie fitness for women – Havant, 21 North Street, Havant, PO9 1PW, T: 02392 478673)
Georgia, Tbilisi, on Rustaveli Street. We'll have posters: "free hugs," "Can I hug you?" "Hug me." "Hug me I'm cold..." we'll share to them warm and positive. After that, we'll drive to the disabled children's and will give us the collected toys, sweets, clothes and we'll hug them.
Ado Doodlez is the organizer in Georgia (Republic of) for the last three years. This is the event on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/events/113148665472580/
To celebrate National Hugging Day on 21 January, London is aiming to break theGuinness World Records title for the world’s longest marathon hug. This ‘Welcome to 2012’ hug from the capital launches World Record London – a 6 month campaign which will aim to make London a multi record-breaking city in a momentous year for the capital.
Hopeful record-breakers will gather at London’s St Pancras station at 7am on Thursday 19 January to begin the record, adjudicated by Guinness World Records – the universal authority on record-breaking achievement.
Huggers will be required to hug for more than 24 hours and 34 minutes to take the coveted title, ending after 7:35am on Friday 20 January.
Applications are open for budding record-breakers who’d like to kick start 2012 in London as Guinness World Record holders. Entries are also being taken from entertainers to keep the huggers going through their 24 hour marathon – singing, dancing, joke-telling or simply cheering them on.
To help London break the Guinness World Record for the world’s Longest hug visit www.worldrecordhug.com. Register to be a record-breaker, an entertainer or simply cheer on the huggers and support London.
Russians in Khabarovsk, Russia celebrating National Hugging Day LINK
German Celebration of National Hugging Day LINK
Devotions from History National Hugging Day LINK
KMTR TV News Broadcast for National Hugging Day 2011 LINK
Collecting money for Haiti National Hugging Day 2010 LINK
National Hugging Day Los Angeles California 2011 LINk
National Hugging Day Long Island New York 2010 LINK
National Hugging Day 2008 LINK
Very Funny National Hugging Day 2011 LINK
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