Hug a Bear Day - November 7
Mon, Nov 7, 2022

Hug a Bear Day

Hug a Bear Day is a warm holiday celebrated annually on November 7th. What you definitely do not need to do on this day is to go into the forest, look for a bear and try to hug him. Nothing good will come of it. What the event is really about is to draw people’s attention to the importance of warm, sincere hugs. They allow each of us to feel comfort, care, participation. Embrace, on November 7 you will not surprise anyone with this, but only please.


It is impossible to determine the history of the appearance of the holiday, but it is known that the action, meaning “hug”, came from the word with Scandinavian roots – “hugga”, in translation it means to calm. But there is another version of the origin of the term – the German word “hegen” – to cherish. Agree, now the essence of real hugs becomes clear. The teddy bear is an integral part of the holiday. after all, they are most often hugged and cherished.

Interesting Facts

  • The first soft toys were invented and made in ancient Egypt. This can be judged by the drawings on the monuments.
  • Historians believe that soft toys in the form we know them did not appear until 1830. They were made by hand from straw.
  • In Europe, the first teddy bear appeared in 1903, it was invented by Richard Steiff from plush fabric. Around this time, the teddy bear began to be produced in America. In honor of Theodore Roosevelt, he was named Teddy.
  • Hugging promotes the synthesis of the hormone oxytocin, which allows us to feel other people.
  • Hugs reduce the feeling of loneliness, calm the nervous system.

How to celebrate

Hugs are called a non-verbal way of communication, communicate in this way, give joy to other people and get a charge of vivacity. No matter how many people you hug today, the main thing is that you will become a source of joy and happiness. Think of your favorite soft toy, hug it too. And if you don’t have it anymore, buy a new one.

When is Hug a Bear Day celebrated in 2022?

Hug a Bear Day is observed on November 7 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday November 7 2022
Tuesday November 7 2023
Thursday November 7 2024
Friday November 7 2025
Saturday November 7 2026

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