National Hug a Kevin Day - October 10
Tue, Oct 10, 2023

National Hug a Kevin Day

National Hug-a-Kevin Day invites everyone to join in and hug! This unique holiday is eagerly anticipated each year and is associated with the famous comedy-drama series Kevin (Probably) Saves the World. So, get out there and hug everyone you know by name!


National Hug-a-Kevin Day takes its name from the popular Irish saint, Kevin. He was renowned for his compassion and kindness, and was beloved and respected by everyone in the Kingdom. In the 20th century, the name Kevin became even more popular, helped in part by the musician Kevin McCarthy. In 1963, the name was ranked 11th in popularity!

The purpose of the holiday is to encourage people to be more open with their emotions and show them in public. In the age of the internet, it can be hard to do this, so this holiday is a reminder to make the effort.

American scientists have studied the behavior of people and found that the majority of people do not show emotions in public. But hugging is a simple action that can have great benefits. It helps reduce stress, strengthens the immune system and improves heart health. Make time for hugs and feel a little happier.

Interesting facts

Did you know that hugs:

  • drive away our fears;
  • help keep the family together;
  • are a natural anti-stress “drug”;
  • allow you to better understand others.

How to take part

Hug your loved ones, express your emotions! Support others in a difficult task – show your example. Revisit the series intertwined with the holiday and share your opinion with others. Arrange with friends to watch it on the same day to share fresh emotions in turn.

When is National Hug a Kevin Day celebrated in 2023?

National Hug a Kevin Day is observed on October 10 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday October 10 2023
Thursday October 10 2024
Friday October 10 2025
Saturday October 10 2026

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