Hug a Friend Day

From Giftypedia

Jump to: navigation, search

When Celebrated

Always on April 26th


One gifty.jpg

About the Holiday

On Hug a Friend Day, let your friends know how important they are to you by giving them a hug. A hug can be given when saying hello, goodbye, congratulations, sympathy, support, gratitude, or affection. In hugs lasting 20 seconds or more the body releases a "bonding" hormone called oxytocin. This hormone can help lower blood pressure, lower heart rate, reduce the stress hormone cortisol, and improve your mood. So reach out and hug your friends today.

Gift Guidelines

  • Stuffed animal that hugs
  • Friendship frame with friends hugging in the picture

Related Holidays

April Info & More Holidays

Birthstone: Diamond.jpg
Flower: Sweetpea.jpg
Mar 21 - Apr 19


April 20 - May 20