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Hold Hands Day

Celebrate Hold Hands Day with your loved ones - show them you care by taking a stroll, giving hugs and holding hands!
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August 9
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It's time to show your appreciation and support for the special people in your life on Hold Hands Day, August 9! This day was created as a way to celebrate the power of physical touch and how it can bring people closer together. It has been said that holding hands is one of the most beautiful forms of communication, as it conveys love, understanding, security and support without saying a word. So why not take this day to show someone close to you just how much you care about them by taking their hand in yours?

History of Hold Hands Day

Hold Hands Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Hold Hands Day Inception</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first national recognition of Hold Hands Day is celebrated, encouraging people to express affection through physical touch. </div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Social Media Promotion</div><div class='timeline-text'>Social media campaigns start promoting Hold Hands Day, extending the holiday's visibility and engagement.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2017</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Community Participations</div><div class='timeline-text'>Communities across the United States begin hosting local events to celebrate Hold Hands Day, further solidifying its recognition.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Increased Media Attention</div><div class='timeline-text'>Major media outlets begin to cover Hold Hands Day, resulting in increased awareness and participation.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2019</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Global Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>Hold Hands Day begins to gain recognition in other countries, becoming a global day of celebration.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Hold Hands Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Hold hands with a friend</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Grab the hand of a friend or family member and give it a squeeze. Showing affection with a hug can be nice, but holding hands can be just as powerful.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go for a walk</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head to your local park or nature trail and take a stroll with someone special, and don't forget to hold hands!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Share a meal</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite someone you love to dinner and enjoy conversation over a dinner table. Holding hands while you eat is a great way to show your appreciation.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Write each other letters</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the time to write down all the reasons why you care about each other, then exchange your letters and hold hands while you read them aloud.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a dance lesson</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Sign up for a ballroom dancing or salsa lesson and learn how to move in each other's arms. Holding hands is necessary for many of the moves, so it's just another excuse to show your affection.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Hold Hands Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Holding hands is a sign of love and connection</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Holding hands with someone you care about is a wonderful way to show them your love, affection, and support. It can be a reassuring gesture in tough times and a loving reminder that no matter what happens in life, you will always have each other to lean on.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a simple act of kindness</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Taking the time to offer a hand to hold can bring joy and comfort to those around you. It's an easy (yet powerful) way to show that you care, even when words fall short. Plus, holding hands is free and takes very little effort - but it can leave a lasting impression!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It can bring us closer together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Holding hands is much more than just physical contact - it helps promote emotional unity between two people. Through physical touch we can feel more connected, loved and secure in our relationships with one another. So next time you're feeling down or stressed out, grab your loved one's hand for some extra encouragement!</p></div></div>

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Hold Hands Day FAQs

When is Hold Hands Day?

Hold Hands Day is celebrated on August 9 every year. In 2024, the day falls on a Friday.

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