When Is National Free Hugs Day?

The internet history of Free Hugs Day

3rd of May is National Free Hugs Day

  First detected on the 3rd of May 2015

  141 tweets


Is It Free Hugs Day Today?

It's Free Hugs day on the 3rd of May.

The most recent detection of references to Free Hugs Day was 3 years, 11 months ago.

There were many celebrations relating to national holdiays written about on social media that our algorithms picked up on the 3rd of May. In total we detected 89 total unique days being shared such as Hug Day which had 11,402 people talking about it, or Power Hug Day having 3,913 tweets.


How Is The Date For Free Hugs Day Calculated?

The day shown for 'National Free Hugs Day' is based off how much chitter-chatter and buzz there was on May 3, 2015 across social media making references to 'Free Hugs Day'. Our algorithms examine all of the references to National Days across social media and updates whatnationaldayisit.com hourly, with our homepage displaying the current national day, including others such as: Honesty, Hugging or Hugs Day. This crowdsourcing of data method to assess the National Free Hugs Day date is used as opposed to being connected with any Government sacntioned lists :D Hurrah for democracy by concensus!


I'd Like To Promote National Free Hugs Day

We've put together the following resources full of nifty tips on how to increase the reach of Free Hugs Day. The resources include: graphs, badges, and resources on what steps to take to boost Free Hugs Day's visibility.

Can I Register Free Hugs Day?

We don't have an international authority or governmental remit to declare any officially celebrated "national Free Hugs day". We only aim to programatically reflect what 'National Day' it is based of what The Internet Says It Is. We believe this is much more fun as it reflects the nature of how the most amusing / interesting national days are often created organically and grow based off popular social trends and sharing, as such we don't add new days to our database unless they are organically observed on social media.



Is it National Free Hugs Day Everywhere?

Yes? No.. Sort of | Maybe ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

What's really intersting is how whilst some National Days like National Daughters Day are seemingly celebrated internationally irrespective of geography, some very popular days (That often become the No. 1 National Day on our homepage) are in fact locally very specific and are offical holidays celebrated on a Country's national calendar. Take National Rambutan Day for instance, Rambutan is a popular Souteast Asian fruit and not seen so much in the UK, Europe or the USA. Some regionally specific trends subsequently become immensely popular internationally and worldwide, partly fuelled by widely shared 'National Days', National Pabebe Wave Day being one such example.


We're now tracking the sentiment around every mention of Free Hugs day to show how people feel about Free Hugs. See if people like Free Hugs here.
We're detecting how Free Hugs affects other things more widely than just being a celebrated day. See how Free Hugs affects company share prices.


Hang On, It Was National Free Hugs Day Already This Year..!?

Yes, this is strangely enough entirely possible. The date shown for National Free Hugs Day can change, if for instance several hundred people tweeted about Free Hugs Day in early April, then in May a few thousand people tweeted about Free Hugs day, then the date shown for National Free Hugs Day, could come up twice :D

We have also detected mentions of Free Hugs day on;



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National Free Hugs Day

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On May 3rd


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National Free Hugs Day, on the 3rd of May

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