Kiss Day is celebrated on February 13, and it is considered a golden day in Valentine’s week. This is the day when you express your love for your beloved in the most romantic fashion, where you profess your love through feelings and not words. A tender kiss can express love better than a thousand words. On Kiss Day, kiss your sweetheart unabashedly, giving them the feeling that the relationship is for keeps.
History of Kiss Day
Just like a picture can say more than a thousand words, a kiss can express what more than a thousand words may not be able to in a tender relationship. When you kiss a person with love — whether a peck on the cheek, an air kiss with the cheeks pressed together, or a full-blown French kiss, it is the perfect way to represent your care and affection.
A universal way of expressing love, kissing is a gesture that represents and communicates your feelings for the person you love. It is all the more special on Kiss Day when the romance quotient is highest during the year.
On February 13, the day before Valentine’s Day is Kiss Day. It is the perfect occasion for people in a romantic relationship to profess their love and affection in the most romantic way. Kiss Day is one of the most anticipated days during Valentine’s week culminating in Valentine’s Day on February 14. Couples express their love towards each other through one of the most intimate gestures in world culture.
A kiss is the expression of our love-struck soul and seals the bond of love with your beloved. It possesses stress-busting qualities which uplift your mood and make you feel happy. It accelerates a chemical reaction in your brain, including a burst of the hormone oxytocin, also called the “love hormone”. It rustles up feelings of affection and attachment and keeps you attracted to your partner. For many reasons, kissing your partner is healthy for your relationship. So, on Kiss Day shed all inhibitions and draw your partner close to show them your loving side.
Kiss Day timeline
The first recorded evidence of people sharing a kiss comes from India.
International Kissing Day spreads worldwide in the 2000s, and Kiss Day is started not long after.
Valentine's week becomes a trend in 2018, and couples now eagerly wait to kiss their beloved six days from the beginning of the special week.
Kiss Day is now considered the golden day of Valentine's week.
Kiss Day FAQs
Is Kiss Day the same as International Kissing Day?
July 6 is International Kissing Day, and unlike Kiss Day, it has no relation to Valentine’s week.
Why do we celebrate Kiss Day?
The day is celebrated before Valentine’s Day — on February 13 and is about kissing your sweetheart to shower them with attention and affection.
How do you wish on Kiss Day?
The best way to wish your partner on Kiss Day is to tell them why you love kissing them and then proceed to kiss them.
Kiss Day Activities
Kiss your beloved
Kiss the love of your life in the most tender but intimate way when you meet. Whether it's a peck, an air kiss, a touch on the forehead, or a liplock, make sure that it reflects your affection. Let your feelings seep into the kiss and make it memorable for both of you.
Reminisce about your first kiss
If you are single on Kiss Day, reminisce about your first kiss. Think about the time when you were perhaps clumsy and didn't know how to handle it. If it was a comical situation, just thinking about it will bring a smile to your lips.
Dream about kissing your beloved
Another one for single people. Inject your mind with positive thoughts about a great relationship. Visualize yourself kissing your beloved in the future. If you see it in your mind today, it’ll happen in real life.
5 Fun Facts About Kissing
The longest kiss ever lasted 58 hours
The duration of the longest kiss ever recorded by the Guinness Book of Records was 58 hours, 35 minutes, and 58 seconds.
The longest movie kiss recorded
During “Elena Undone,” Necar Zadegan and Traci Dinwiddie kiss for three minutes, 23 seconds.
Some people fear the act of kissing
The fear of kissing, known as Philemaphobia, exists, and it occurs among inexperienced and first-time kissers.
French Kissing began during World War I
French Kissing started during World War I after British and American soldiers kissed their wives passionately after returning home.
Choose a side
Researchers have found that, when kissing, two out of three people tilt their heads to the right.
Why We Love Kiss Day
A kiss is the best way to express your affection
Studies demonstrate that displays of physical attention are the best way to express affection when you are in love. Kissing is the most natural form of showering physical attention. It is a great way to show you care. On Kiss Day, you can pucker up some more to rack up the relationship points.
Kissing is healthy
When you kiss, you can burn up to two to three calories per minute. It is roughly equal to double your usual metabolic rate. So, it is healthy to kiss your partner, and on Kiss Day, you are supposed to do it more and hence, burn more calories.
It keeps the spark in the relationship intact
Kissing releases oxytocin in the brain, which lowers anxiety levels and increases trust among the partners. It creates a feel-good environment for a relationship. So, on Kiss Day, even if purely to honor pop tradition, kiss and see the benefits accrue.
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