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National Kissing Day

Celebrate National Kissing Day with some extra love - share sweet kisses and special moments with your partner!
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June 22
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Get ready to pucker up and celebrate National Kissing Day on June 22! This special day has been around for decades, with many believing it was first created in the United Kingdom in the 1990s. But no matter where this holiday originated, what's certain is that people all over the world love to give each other a good smooch. So whether you're single or taken, get out there and show your loved ones just how much they mean to you by giving them a kiss!

History of National Kissing Day

National Kissing 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'>Romantic Kiss Popularized</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the Victorian era, the romantic kiss begins to be popularized in literature and art, highlighting its cultural significance. </div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1930</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cinema Kiss Censure</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Hays Code is implemented in Hollywood, restricting the depiction of kissing and romance in films for several decades.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1961</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Breakthrough Interracial Kiss</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first interracial kiss on television occurs on British TV in the play "You in Your Small Corner"</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Kissing Day Originates </div><div class='timeline-text'>National Kissing Day is believed to have been first created in the United Kingdom during the 1990s.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</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 holiday gains international recognition, with various countries celebrating on different dates.</div></div></div><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'>Viral Kisses</div><div class='timeline-text'>Kisses start trending in social media as a popular form to express love and affection, notably with hashtags like #KissForPeace.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National 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'>Kiss your pet</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Your furry friends deserve some love too! Show them how much you care by giving them a smooch.</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'>Send a kiss in the mail</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Surprise a loved one by sending them a letter with a kiss inside. This is sure to bring a smile to their face.</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'>Kiss your partner goodbye</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you have to leave your partner for the day, make sure to give them a passionate kiss goodbye before you go.</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'>Take part in an outdoor kissing game</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather up your friends and family and enjoy the outdoors while playing some kissing games. From 'spin the bottle' to 'truth or dare', the possibilities are endless.</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'>Give yourself a kiss</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>You don't need anyone else to celebrate National Kissing Day - take some time to show yourself some love and appreciation with a sweet kiss on your cheek!</p></div></div>

Why We Love National 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 great way to show affection</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Kissing is a wonderful way to show love and affection. Whether it’s an intimate moment between partners or playful kisses between friends, kissing can express many different kinds of emotions. On National Kissing Day, you can spread the love by giving your family and friends your full attention through every kiss!</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 helps you connect with people</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>If you're looking for a great way to bond with your loved ones, try kissing! The close physical contact also releases oxytocin, which is known as the “love hormone” that increases feelings of closeness and trust. So on National Kissing Day, why not give your partner, family or friends a few kisses and see how great it makes you both feel?</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 is fun!</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Yes, it's true - kissing can be lots of fun! It doesn't have to be serious all the time - it can be silly, too. From making funny faces while puckering up to using props like tiaras or animal masks, there are plenty of ways to turn a kiss into an enjoyable activity.</p></div></div>

5 Fascinating Facts for National Kissing Day

National Kissing Day FAQs

When is National Kissing Day?

National Kissing Day is celebrated on June 22 every year. In 2024 National Kissing Day will occur on a Saturday.

National Kissing Day Dates



Jun 22



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Jun 22



Jun 22



Jun 22


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