National Cuddle Up Day

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Get ready, because it's time to break out your coziest blankets and comfiest pillows – it's National Cuddle up Day! Put on your snuggliest socks, grab a good book or binge-watch your favorite show while cuddling with your loved ones, be it your significant other, your pet, or your favorite teddy bear.

When is Cuddle Up Day?

It's national cuddle up day on the 6th January.

A Cozy History

If you're wondering who might have envisioned such a wonderful day, you're not alone. While the origins of National Cuddle Up Day remain as wrapped up as a good cuddle, it's clear that it has resonated with people around the world. It's typically celebrated on January 6th, providing a perfect antidote for the post-holiday blues.

Hugs and Science

Did you know that cuddling actually has scientifically-proven health benefits? It releases oxytocin, a hormone that helps reduce stress and anxiety. So not only does it feel good, but it's good for your mental health too. Talk about a win-win scenario!

Cuddle Champions

According to our data, mentions of this warm and reassuring day peaked on January 6th, 2017 with a whopping 7869 mentions! Looks like folks around the globe really took 'comfort and joy' to a whole new level that day.

How to Celebrate

You don’t need any special equipment to celebrate this day– just someone (or something!) to cuddle. You can stay in bed all day, watch a movie or just enjoy the company of your favourite cuddle partner. Just make sure to share the love (or the warmth, at least) with those who might need it most during the chilly winter months.

Did you know?

Did you know that there's a Cuddle Up Day Ambassador? On January 6th, make it a point to find out who it is in your community!


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First identified

6th January 2016

Most mentioned on

6th January 2017

Total mentions


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