When Is National Hug Day?

The internet history of Hug Day

3rd of May is National Hug Day

  First detected on the 23rd of March 2015

  76,737 tweets

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Is It Hug Day Today?

It's Hug day on the 3rd of May.

The most recent detection of references to Hug Day was 2 days, 20 hours 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 Hug Day Calculated?

The day shown for 'National Hug Day' is based off how much chitter-chatter and buzz there was on May 3, 2015 across social media making references to 'Hug 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 Hug 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 Hug Day

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

Can I Register Hug Day?

We don't have an international authority or governmental remit to declare any officially celebrated "national Hug 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 Hug 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 Hug day to show how people feel about Hug. See if people like Hug here.
We're detecting how Hug affects other things more widely than just being a celebrated day. See how Hug affects company share prices.


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

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

We have also detected mentions of Hug day on;



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National Hug Day

It's Hug Day
On May 3rd


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National Hug Day, on the 3rd of May

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