Are you thinking Hug Day is celebrated to extend the fun of Valentine’s Day as it falls just two days before 14th February? Well it all started in the year 1986 when Kevin Zaborney first celebrated Hug Day on 21st January, 1986 in Michigan, USA. He started this campaign as he found people in low spirit at that point of time. He thought that the society of America was not willing to show affection in public. So, he believed that this Hug Day will definitely bring a difference. However, we don’t even know the different types of hugs we give to our friends, family and co-workers.

Jadoo ki jhaappi

Here is the list of 5 types of hugs you might not know about

There are very few people who are unaware of “Jaadu ki Jhappi” from Munnai Bhai M.B.B.S. Can you ever deny that you don’t need that Jaadu ki Jhappi at times? When you are low at work a small hug from your co-worker can change your day. Meeting your loved one after a long time, that is surely accompanied by a loving hug. So, Hugs have different meanings. Let’s look into it deeply.

The Buddy Hug

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A Buddy hug is one when your friend wraps his/her arm around you and holds you from back and pats on your back, it is called a Buddy Hug. Remember that this friend will always remain a friend of your and you might not expect anything more.

The Protector Hug


When someone hugs you from back by his two hands around your waist, it is called Protector Hug. This person will always be protecting you. This is a symbol of immense trust in the relation as well. It is written in The Guide to Reading Body Language, “By covering your back, he’s conveying that he wants to shelter you.”

The Courteous Hug

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This is the most formal hug. It is when eyes hardly meet and both attempt not to touch each other. This happens only when you hug the other person for the sake of it. You make sure that the touch is very polite and courteous. There is also a sober smile on each other’s face.

The Bear Hug

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Have you ever met your partner after a long gap? That meeting is more special than the first meeting. When you meet your loved one after a long time you give a Bear Hug. You delightfully hold your partner tightly and have no intension to leave. It also indicates that you missed your partner a lot. The Bear Hug is considered as the tightest hug.

The Awkward Hug

awkward hug

There will be times when you get an unexpected hug and not get excited about it. The person suddenly hugs you and you don’t get much happy about it. This is called Awkward Hug and they are pretty long. The other person will not like to leave you. Make sure you do not give or take this hug.

So, now you know the 5 different types of hugs and their meaning. This Valentine’s Day, be with your loved one and share a hug with them.

This article is a part of our series on Valentines Day.


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