Hug a Bear Day

Category: Action
Hug a Bear Day around the world in 2021
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About Hug a Bear Day

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Dates of Hug a Bear Day
2023 Various Nov 7
USATue, Nov 7Observances Holiday
United KingdomTue, Nov 7Observances Holiday
2022 Various Nov 7
USAMon, Nov 7Observances Holiday
United KingdomMon, Nov 7Observances Holiday
2021 Various Nov 7
USASun, Nov 7Observances Holiday
United KingdomSun, Nov 7Observances Holiday
2020 Various Nov 7
USASat, Nov 7Observances Holiday
United KingdomSat, Nov 7Observances Holiday
2019 Various Nov 7
USAThu, Nov 7Observances Holiday
United KingdomThu, Nov 7Observances Holiday
We don't want to tell you how to live your life, but we would advise against any hugging of real bears.
Where is Hug a Bear Day observed in 2021?
USANov 7

The “bear” in “Hug a Bear Day” actually refers to Teddy bears. “Teddy” bears are named after the 26th President of the United States, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, who served as President from 1901 to 1909.

Theodore Roosevelt’s association with bears is based on a famous story from November 1902 when he spared the life of one during a hunting expedition. This story was featured as a cartoon in the Washington Post, which inspired two New York City store owners to create the first “Teddy” bear toy.

These days Hug a Bear Day isn’t as much an acknowledgement of not shooting bears as it is promoting the benefits of hugging - there's a reason they are called cuddly toys.

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