January 21 is celebrated worldwide on one of the most unusual holiday - International Day of hugs (International Hug Day). It was founded in the US in 1986 under the name of the National Day of hugs (National Hugging Day), and then quickly spread throughout the world. According to the tradition of the holiday, to conclude a friendly hug that day can be even stranger cheloveka.
Despite the young age of this holiday, today it is difficult to find the author: unknown who first came up with this idea of a "close" celebration on January 21, and why did you choose this date. It is believed that the initiators of the festival are students. That same day, the boys and girls imprisoned in his arms to each other without any intimate overtones. According to a kind of legend, during a friendly hug people exchange soulful teplom.
Psychologists believe that people who want to sign you in his arms, want to experience the feeling of safety, comfort and love. A hug accompany us throughout life. We hugged friends and family at the meeting, after a separation, hugging each other, to express their joy and gratitude.