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International Kissing Day

Make International Kissing Day extra special - surprise your loved one with a kiss they won't forget!
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It's time to pucker up and get ready for International Kissing Day on July 6! This day has been around since 1986 when it was created in the UK as a way to celebrate love, affection, and of course, kissing! It is celebrated all over the world every year with people coming together for an excuse to show their appreciation through sharing a kiss. Whether you are single or in a relationship this is the perfect day to show some extra love.

History of International Kissing Day

International Kissing Day Dates

International Kissing Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1986</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of Kissing Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>International Kissing Day was first established in the United Kingdom to celebrate love and affection.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1995</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Spreading Across Europe</div><div class='timeline-text'>International Kissing Day gained more popularity and started to be celebrated across Europe.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2006</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'>The event becomes globally recognized, with celebrations taking place in countries around the world.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Longest Kiss Recorded</div><div class='timeline-text'>To commemorate the day, a Thai couple made a record of the longest kiss, lasting over 50 hours.</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'>Online Celebrations</div><div class='timeline-text'>With the prominence of social media, celebrations took to online platforms with users posting pictures and messages to honor the day.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate International Kissing 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'>Share a kiss</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends, family and loved ones and share a sweet kiss with them to celebrate International Kissing Day.</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'>Kiss in a foreign language</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Try out some new kissing techniques by talking in a foreign language like French or Spanish. Bonjour et bisous!</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'>Write a love letter</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Write a love letter to someone special and include a few kisses at the bottom. This will make for an extra special International Kissing Day.</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'>Send virtual kisses</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you can't be there to give someone a real kiss, send them virtual ones through text messages, emails, or social media.</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'>Go out for dessert</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head out for dessert with your significant other and end your night with a sweet kiss.</p></div></div>

Why We Love International Kissing 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'>Kissing is a universal language</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>It doesn't matter if you speak English, Chinese or Spanish – kissing is something that people around the world can understand and appreciate. It's a way to show affection and love, whether it's amongst family, friends or lovers.</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'>Kissing has health benefits</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Did you know that kissing isn't just good for your heart? A few minutes of snogging can also reduce stress hormones like cortisol which can improve your overall mood. Kissing can also help boost your immune system by increasing antibodies in your saliva!</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'>Kissing strengthens relationships</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The power of kissing should not be underestimated as it can promote bonding between two people. Studies have shown that couples who kiss regularly tend to have longer and healthier relationships than those who don't kiss often. So share the love and kiss away!</p></div></div>

5 Captivating Facts for International Kissing Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Kissing Facilitates Chemosignals</h3><p class='facts-content'>Scientists speculate that kissing allows individuals to exchange sensory information related to immune compatibility, potentially attracting us to partners with dissimilar genes and boosting the chances of our offspring surviving.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>You Spark Energy When You Kiss</h3><p class='facts-content'>A passionate kiss can release epinephrine into your blood, making your heart race and prompting a burst of pure energy.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Two-Thirds of People Tilt Their Heads to the Right When Kissing</h3><p class='facts-content'>Researchers believe this bias starts in the womb before we are born, and images from various cultures around the world confirm this trend.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Different Cultures Use Kissing Differently</h3><p class='facts-content'>In some cultures, kissing is a form of greeting among friends. In others, it is a deeply intimate gesture reserved for private moments.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The World Record for the Longest Continuous Kiss Stands at 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds.</h3><p class='facts-content'>This impressive record was set by Laksana Tiranarat and Ekkachai Tiranarat from Thailand on Valentine's Day in 2013.</p></div></div>

International Kissing Day FAQs

When is International Kissing Day?

International Kissing Day is celebrated on July 6 every year. In 2024 International Kissing Day will occur on a Saturday.

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