Hug a Friend Day

Another reason to hug your friend is April 26, when it is celebrated in the United States Hug a Friend Day (Hug a Friend Day).

Unlike International Hug Day, which is celebrated in December or January by hugging strangers, this day is designed to remind that it is useful to pay attention to your loved ones – friends and relatives. On “Hug a friend” day, you should visit or simply call a friend whom you haven’t seen for a long time, let him know what he means to you.

In general, hugs are very useful. During hugs, the hormone oxytocin is released into the blood, which reduces the level of anxiety and increases the feeling of closeness and attachment. But make sure that the hug is mutual. For this to be beneficial, both must want to hug and trust their partner.

Hug a Friend Day
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