Yes it is another one of those odd holidays, but National Hug Day is something everyone loves to talk about. The National Hug Day is observed every Jan. 21, and started in 1986. National Hug Day is actually celebrated is several other countries on the same date. National Hug Day reminds us to appreciate everyone important in our lives and maybe even give them a hug today. According to the National Hugging Day site, to celebrate the day properly, you should greet with hugs instead of handshakes, you should hand out hug coupons, and try to create a really long “hug chain.” Happy Hugging from Kimberley Vassal!