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Hug an Australian Day

Australian Koala Bear

About Hug an Australian Day

When is Hug an Australian Day? This holiday is always celebrated on April 26

G’day, Mate! Today is Hug an Australian Day. You’re just gonna love this April 26 holiday. If you live in Australia or are currently visiting there, you’re surrounded by Australians and will have a great time hugging dozens of the citizens. However, if you are not currently Down Under your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to seek out Australians and give them a big squeeze.

This is a wonderful opportunity for you to do your part in improving international relations. And hugs benefit the receiver as well as the giver.

So, don’t be shy. Whether you’re in a big city like Sydney, or in the outback, go ahead and give an Australian a hug today. It will do you both good! We do caution you against attempting to hug live kangaroos and koala bears. They are very shy.

Important Message for Kids: Koala Bears come from Australia. If you have a koala bear, give this Australian a big hug today.

How to Celebrate Hug an Australian Day

Here are a few ideas on how to celebrate this holiday:

  • Put the “Big Squeeze” on as many Australians as you can find.
  • Hug your stuffed Kangaroo or Koala bear.

Note: First, you might want to consider asking for permission to give them. 

Today's Quote

“The problem is we live in an uptight country. Why don’t we just laugh at ourselves? We are funny. Gays are funny. Straights are funny. Women are funny. Men are funny. We are all funny and do funny things. Let’s laugh about it”. – – Bob Newhart

History and Origin of Hug an Australian Day

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