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Kiss Day

It's time to pucker up and celebrate Kiss Day with your loved ones. Spread love and affection with sweet kisses all day long!
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Get ready to pucker up and celebrate Kiss Day on February 13! This fun and romantic holiday falls just a day before Valentine's Day, making it the perfect opportunity to express your love through a kiss. The tradition of kissing dates back to ancient Roman times, where it was seen as a way to seal important agreements or contracts. Today, kissing is a universal symbol of love and affection, and this holiday gives us all a chance to spread some extra joy and happiness through a simple gesture. So grab your loved ones (or even your furry friends) and give them a big smooch on this special day!

History of Kiss Day

Kiss Day Dates

Kiss Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Kissing in Literature</div><div class='timeline-text'>Throughout the 19th century, the act of kissing made prominent—sometimes controversial—appearances in various literature, establishing it as an essential romantic gesture.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1902</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>The First Movie Kiss</div><div class='timeline-text'>May Irwin and John Rice leaned in for a smooch in the 1896 film "The Kiss," marking the first recorded instance of a kiss in movies.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1963</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Longest Movie Kiss</div><div class='timeline-text'>Regis Toomey and Jane Wyman held a record-breaking on-screen kiss lasting three minutes and five seconds in the film "You're in the Army Now."</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2005</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Research on Kissing</div><div class='timeline-text'>Scientific research begins delving deeper into than why humans kiss. The studies suggested kissing aids in evaluating potential mates and maintaining romantic relationships.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2013</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of Kiss Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Kiss Day is first officially celebrated as a day to express love and affection towards loved ones through a tender kiss.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Kiss 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'>Create a DIY kissing booth</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get crafty and create your own kissing booth! Decorate it with hearts and romantic messages and invite your friends and significant other to share a kiss at the booth.</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'>Plan a romantic picnic</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Pack some delicious snacks, a bottle of wine, and a cozy blanket and head to a scenic spot for a romantic picnic. Make sure to seal the deal with a sweet kiss!</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'>Watch a romantic movie marathon</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Grab some popcorn and cuddle up with your partner to watch a marathon of your favorite romantic movies. Don't forget to steal a kiss during the most romantic scenes!</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'>Bake heart-shaped treats</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get in the kitchen and bake some heart-shaped treats like cookies or cupcakes. Share them with your loved ones and enjoy a sweet kiss afterwards.</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'>Send love letters</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>In the age of technology, take a step back and write some old-fashioned love letters to your significant other. Seal them with a kiss for an extra romantic touch.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Kiss 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'>It's a day to celebrate love and affection</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Kiss Day is all about expressing your love for someone through a simple, yet powerful gesture. It's a sentiment that anyone can relate to, whether it's with a romantic partner, family member, or friend.</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'>A kiss is versatile</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>A kiss can be sweet, passionate, playful, or comforting - the possibilities are endless! It's a way to communicate different emotions and deepen connections with those we care about.</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 has its own unique history and traditions</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Kiss Day has been celebrated for centuries as both a cultural and religious tradition. From ancient Greek mythology to modern day Valentine's customs, kissing holds a special place in our hearts and is an essential part of human connection.</p></div></div>

5 Unexpected Facts About Kissing

<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 helps find a compatible partner</h3><p class='facts-content'>During a kiss, hormones and pheromones are exchanged, which can give us subconscious information about our partner's compatibility.</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'>Kissing burns calories</h3><p class='facts-content'>Although it's not as effective as cardio, smooching reportedly burns around 2-5 calories per minute.</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'>The World Record for the longest recorded kiss stands at about 58 hours</h3><p class='facts-content'>The winning smooch took place in Thailand and was achieved by Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat on February 12-14, 2013.</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'>Not all cultures embrace the concept of kissing</h3><p class='facts-content'>Kissing as a show of affection isn't universal. Some cultures see it as a revolting activity or only reserve it for private situations.</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'>Philematology is the science of kissing</h3><p class='facts-content'>Derived from the Greek work 'phílēma,' meaning kiss, philematologists study the history, biology, and anthropology of kissing.</p></div></div>

Kiss Day FAQs

When is Kiss Day?

Kiss Day is celebrated on February 13 every year. In 2024 Kiss Day will occur on a Tuesday.

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