National Kissing Day

National Kissing⁢ Day is a holiday that’s observed​ annually on June 22nd. ‌The purpose ‍of this holiday is to celebrate the act of pressing one’s lips against ⁣another person’s lips, body ⁢part, or even an inanimate ​object. Although the connotations behind this act may vary from ⁢one culture to another, a ⁣kiss usually signifies⁤ love, passion, sexual attraction, affection, ​peace, good luck, or respect.

All of these are valid ways that kissing is used around the world. Kissing has been a ‍part of human culture‌ for thousands of years ⁤and will probably ‍continue well‌ into ⁣the future. That’s why there are now several ⁤holidays celebrating this​ act, including the holiday we’re going to ⁣learn about today.

The History of National Kissing⁢ Day

Finding a source for the origins of National Kissing Day is difficult. The earliest reference to this holiday that ⁢we⁢ can find is from⁤ 2002, ‍and the reference we found was actually in a British soap opera ‌from ⁣ June of 2002. Since⁣ they referenced this ⁢holiday in that soap opera, we ‍have to ⁢assume that the holiday actually ⁣predates that date.

We just ​can’t find references to it, so​ we ​don’t know⁣ who invented it or the purpose ⁢behind the creation of this⁣ holiday. Someday the holiday​ might show up on our radar, but until ⁢it does, we’re all just going to⁣ have to ⁤be satisfied with the fact‍ that this holiday was created sometime‌ before 2002.

Some‍ Fun Facts About Kissing

We thought long‍ and hard‌ about⁣ it, and we realized⁤ that a fun‍ addition to ⁣this holiday⁣ article for National ⁤Kissing Day​ would be⁢ a section listing some of the fun ‍facts‌ about⁤ kissing that we’ve learned. So⁤ we gathered everything we ‍knew⁣ about kissing and ‌listed these facts below.

  • Did you know that ⁣kissing can lower blood pressure⁣ and‍ reduce a person’s stress?
  • Kissing a person on the cheek ‌is a traditional greeting that can be found in some​ cultures.
  • The ancient Romans ​had three different words for kissing. Osculum was a friendly kiss, Basium⁣ was a kiss on the lips, and ⁤Savium was a passionate kiss.
  • The average person will spend 20,160 minutes of their life kissing.

Observing National‍ Kissing Day

This is a great day to kiss⁤ a‌ loved one just ⁢because you love them and they’re themselves.‍ It’s ‍also ​an excellent day to⁤ share the story of your first⁤ kiss⁢ with your kids or other loved ones or to watch movies about ⁢kissing. There are a ton of movies that focus on ​kissing.

These ⁤include “The​ Notebook” (2004), “Titanic” (1997), “Spider-Man” (2002), “Ghost” (1990), and “Gone With the Wind.” ⁢Our favorite, though, ‌is probably “The Princess Bride” (1987). After all, since the invention of the kiss, there have only been ‌five kisses that were rated the most passionate, the most pure. That kiss between Westley and Buttercup left them all behind.

Of course, there are other ways⁢ to observe this holiday.‍ People can take the time to ‍peruse the ​Fun⁢ Facts⁣ About ⁢Kissing that we listed above. We ⁤worked hard on those facts, and it would ⁤be a shame if our⁢ loyal readers ​didn’t at‌ least take a few​ seconds ‌out of ​their day to look ⁣at them. After they finish doing that, they ⁤can then spread the word about National Kissing Day‍ all over ⁣the internet using the hashtag⁣ #NationalKissingDay on⁣ social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
June 22 Saturday
Next year (2025)
June 22 Sunday
Last year (2023)
June 22 Thursday
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