About National Hug a Bear Day
|How long until National Hug a Bear Day?|
|This holiday next takes place in 346 days.|
|Dates of National Hug a Bear Day|
2022 USA Monday, November 7thNational Hug a Bear Day
2021 USA Sunday, November 7thNational Hug a Bear Day
2020 USA Saturday, November 7thNational Hug a Bear Day
2019 USA Thursday, November 7thNational Hug a Bear Day
|We don't want to tell you how to live your life, but we would advise against any hugging of real bears.|
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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.