International Kissing Day or World Kissing Day or Kissing Day is celebrated on July 6 of every year. International Kissing Day aims to make us appreciate the kiss on its right. No conventions, no social norms, just a kiss. Across the world, we embrace the kiss by hugging someone else. Kissing is one of the best-recognized gesture in the world as its holds culture-specific meaning and importance. In few cultures kissing between people of opposite sex is scowled upon while in others kissing is recognized as a symbol of affection and is only reserved as a method to convey love. In some cultures, kissing is a great sign of respect, friendship and greeting.
“The thing that I think is the most important is taking moments to express your appreciation to your partner. A thank you or a quick kiss can go a long way toward affirming your relationship and commitment to each other. That’s not hard to do even when you’re juggling insane careers and three kids.” – Michael Ian Black
History of International Kissing Day
The creator or founder of International Kissing Day is still unknown. There is thought that it begins in the UK, but it became famous throughout the world. A kiss is an act of pressing one’s lips against the lips or other parts of the body of another. The Cultural connotations of kissing may vary widely across the world. The kiss is a way to express the sentiments of love, passion, affection, respect, greeting, friendship, happiness, and much more. Scientists and anthropologists have suggested two different theories of why humans kiss. The first theory is that kissing is a behavior that evolved from kiss feeding, where mothers fed their child chewed up food through their mouths. The next theory implies that kissing is an instinct that humans have had throughout the history of humankind. On 13th February 2011, Thai couples named Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat holds the record for the longest kiss. They locked lips and started their journey to break the longest kiss record. Later 46 hours and 24 minutes, they claimed a new record for the longest kiss in the world.
Happy Kissing Day Wishes
“Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup And I’ll not look for wine.” – Happy International Kissing Day 2020!
“Kiss me as if you made believe You were not sure this eve, How my face, your flower, had pursed It’s petals up …” – Happy Kissing Day 2020!
“First time he kissed me, he but only kissed The fingers of this hand wherewith I write; And, ever since, it grew more clean and white.” – Happy International Kissing Day 2020!
“If you are ever in doubt as to whether or not you should kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of a doubt.” – Happy Kissing Day 2020!
“That farewell kiss which resembles greeting, that last glance of love which becomes the sharpest pang of sorrow.” – Happy International Kissing Day 2020!
“Love is heat, you are sweet. When two lips meet. Love is complete. Lots of kisses for you on this Kiss Day.” – Happy Kissing Day 2020!
“Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.” – Happy World Kissing Day 2020!
“Kissing is a means of getting two people so close together that they can’t see anything wrong with each other.” – Happy International Kissing Day 2020!
“Kiss is the first step to show how much i love you, how much i think about you, how much i miss u and show that i trust u…” – Happy Kissing Day 2020!
“He took her into his arms again, using all his strength to be gentle, and let his lips touch hers so lightly he could hardly feel it.” – Happy International Kissing Day 2020!
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How to celebrate International Kissing Day
Celebrating the International Kissing Day is quite easy and very simple to remember. Just wake up in the morning and kiss your partner. Then greet your friends with a kiss on their cheeks to show how much you love them. Make sure that you avoid onions and garlic on that day unless you want your loved one to avoid getting kisses from you. You can use the hashtag #InternationalKissingDay or #HappyKissingDay to post on social media.
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