National Hug A Musician Day

National Hug a Musician Day is observed annually on November 13th and encourages everyone to show a little bit of love to the musicians they know and/or love. Music not only makes it easier for people to celebrate those special moments in their lives, but it’s also a form of artistic expression that can raise our spiritual and emotional consciousness.

It’s thanks to the musicians around us that this music can have such a transformative effect on our lives. Just imagine what our lives would be without them providing the music that becomes the soundtrack of our lives. That’s why we celebrate this holiday.

The History of National Hug a Musician Day

Historians agree that music has been around for a very long time, perhaps even as long as humans have been around. Unfortunately, all those millions of years of music before the invention of Edison’s phonograph in the 19th century have been lost to history.

What’s our point? Our point is that music has been with us since the very beginning of humanity, so it’s probably no surprise that music can have such a profound effect on our lives. As far as when National Hug a Musician Day started, we can’t say.

We know that it’s likely to have been around for a few years now, but we’re unsure of where it originated or who created it. Of course, anyone who does know when or where this holiday originated can go ahead and let us know.

Some Quick Facts About Musicians & Music

We wanted to include a section on music and musicians, so we took some time and did a tiny bit of research. When we were done, we came up with the following facts that we think everyone will appreciate. So without further ado, let’s check out the following facts.

  • According to a recent study, musicians have shorter lifespans than the general population.
  • Studies also show that singing in a group can boost a person’s mood.
  • Music has been shown to help plants grow faster.

Observing National Hug a Musician Day

As the name of this holiday suggests, all a person has to do is hug a musician. Of course, that doesn’t mean this holiday is only reserved for people who personally know musicians. People can also give a virtual hug to the musicians they love through social media using the hashtag #HugAMusicianDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
November 13 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
November 13 Thursday
Last year (2023)
November 13 Monday
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