International Kissing Day – History, Importance, Interesting Facts, Wishes for Loved Once

International Kissing Day – 6th of July 2020, International Kissing Day is observed each year to celebrate this meaningful gesture with the people you love. Couples show their unconditional love for one another to make this moment memorable. Read more information about the International Kissing Day history, importance, and interesting facts about International Kissing day below.

Niranjani | Updated Jul 06, 2020 14:35 PM

International Kissing Day – History, Importance, Interesting Facts, Wishes for Loved Once

International Kissing Day

International Kissing Day is celebrated on 6th July. International kissing Day is observed each year to celebrate the meaningful gesture, of 'Kissing', with the people you love. There are many ways in how you express love to your loved ones, but who doesn’t love a good kiss? No matter if it’s a friendly peck on your check among friends or a long passionate kiss about partners, International Kissing Day. Maybe if you haven’t expressed how much you love your partner, family or friends, today would be the day to let them know.

History of International Kissing Day

The International Kissing day is likely to have originated from the United Kingdom. In Roman Society, when, where, and how you have kissed someone was a significant indicator of your social status among people. It is also believed to have originated from mouth to mouth feeding of parents to a child that is the mother used to chew their baby’s food and spit it to the infant's mouth. Another popular theory is that we kiss to find our better half. So, while you kiss, you do not just exchange bacterias, but you also exchange pheromones. International Kiss Day urges people to take the time out to kiss their important ones with deliberation and not forcefully or for a social formality. This day is not considered as a holiday, but a popular day to express their feelings and love towards one another since the 2000's. The Romans classified the gesture in three forms: the ‘osculum’, which means a friendly peck on the cheek, the ‘basium’, which was meant to show love by kissing on the lips, and the ‘savium’, which was a more passionate kiss on the mouth that expresses love or desire that gives an adrenaline rush. The kissing involves about 34 muscles from your facial activity, where we have 42 of them. It’s an ageless activity. Research shows that 5% of people over the age of 45 are locking lips at least 31 times a week. A study also reveals that almost two-thirds of people are always right, as they tilt their head towards the right. Although International Kissing Day is not just French kissing, it's all about being closer to the people you love. Kissing a way of expressing love and affection, which is an enjoyable experience. Kissing is the first step towards initiating that perfect intimate relationship with your loved one. But interestingly, there are many different types of kisses around the world which people follow.

Benefits of kissing:

This day is just another day to express how you feel about the person you love with this simple beautiful gesture, which can mean beyond anything. It is not just a fun thing to do, but it does have some health benefits as well. Here are a few benefits of kissing :
1.      Kissing can give you a healthier mouth, as there is increased saliva produced.
2.      Kissing is a stress buster.
3.      If you have any allergies, kissing may ease it off.
4.      Kissing increases the immune system by exchange of mouth bacteria from one person to another.
5.      Kissing helps in weight loss. Kissing burns six calories a minute. 

How can International Kissing Day be observed?

1.      Kiss someone you love
2.      Eat Hershey kisses chocolates.
3.      Greet the people you meet with a peck on the cheek.

International Kissing Day – Facts

1.      It’s an ageless activity. Research shows that 5% of people over the age of 45 are locking lips at least 31 times a week.
2.      Passionate kissing burns 6.4 calories a minute.
3.      The study of kissing is known as philematology.
4.      Lips are a hundred times more sensitive than the tip of our fingers.
5.      Each kiss introduces new bacteria to the body that increases the immune system of both individuals involved.  
6.      Almost half of the people would prefer kissing their pets than a family.

International Kissing Day – Quotes

1.      How far away the stars appear, and how far is our first kiss, and ah how outdated my coronary heart- William Butler Yeats.
2.      Make me immortal with a kiss – Christopher Marloe
3.      A kiss is a lovely trick designed by the nature to stop speech when words become superfluous – Ingrid Bergman
4.      My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand, to smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss- William Shakespeare, Romeo, and Juliet.
5.      The sunlight clasps the earth, and the moonbeams kiss the sea, what are all these kissings worth if thou kiss not me? – Percy Bysshe Shelly
 

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International Kissing Day - FAQ

1. When is the International Kissing Day observed on

The International Kissing day is observed on July 6th and the National Kissing Day is observed on February 13, as a part of Valentine's Day.
 

2. Why do we celebrate International Kissing Day

International Kissing Day is celebrated to show their unconditional love for one another to make this moment memorable. This gesture of kissing is shared among your loved one, partner, family as well.