National Kissing Day in the UK Date in the current year: June 19, 2016

National Kissing Day in the UK According to, National Kissing Day in the United Kingdom is celebrated in June 19. This annual event was launched over a decade ago, and has been growing in popularity ever since.

Kissing is a common expression of affection and love in many cultures. Although it is an integral part of almost any romantic or sexual relationship, we often kiss to express platonic affection. Depending on the culture and context, a kiss can express love, romance, passion, sexual attraction, affection, friendship, greeting or farewell, peace, and good luck. According to statistics, kissing is practiced by 90% of cultures.

So pucker up for National Kissing Day! Don't be shy to express your feelings and get involved. Kiss whoever you think deserves it, play Spin the Bottle, reminisce about your first kiss, make a list of the best kisses you've ever had, have a romantic moment by kissing your significant other at the top of a Ferris wheel, or simply treat yourself to a Hershey's Kiss.

Over the past few years, UK's National Kissing Day has been supported by a number of foundations and brands such as British Heart Foundation and Softlips. Every June 19, #NationalKissingDay is trending on Twitter, and this certainly says something!

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