July 6th International Kissing Day

Kissing is one of the most natural things in the world. Birds do it, bees do it, even people in trees… well, you get the point. With all the recent scares in the world concerning even hugging people, kissing may be taboo. However, I doubt it’s ever going to vanish from the face of the earth. You do need to be aware that over 80 million microbes of bacteria are passed during a normal kiss. (I am not sure what a normal kiss is) International Kissing day was started in the UK, since then National Kissing Day has been started as well as several other days that involves kissing. After-all, most of us want a kiss and these are just good reasons to get a kiss in. The kiss record is 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds. So you’d better get started if you want to break the record.

How to celebrate – Give someone a kiss. Kiss your pets. Do not kiss an alligator, at least on the lips.

April 28th Kiss Your Mate Day

I think this day could talk on all sorts of different meaning depending on where you live. For example, if you are here in the US that could include anyone you love. But in Australia, it could mean something else entirely. Anyway, you’ll need to figure out who your mate is and then give them a kiss. (Hopefully this won’t require a thought) Kisses show passion, caring and the willingness to share. (And the proper use of breath mints) So pucker up, get those lips working and make it a day worth remembering. Like in that old song, a kiss is just a kiss… blah blah blah blah blah. Or something like that.

How to celebrate – Kiss your mate. (Australia can review this suggestion) Spend some time with your mate. Build a mate out of Legos.

July 6th International Kissing Day

Do you like to kiss? Well if you do, you can celebrate it today by trying to beat the world’s longest kiss set by Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarathold that lasted for 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds. Most of that time was taken up trying to pronounce their names. (This occurred in Thailand)

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Of course, we all like to think of our kisses as the romantic on earth, those kinds of kisses that curl you toes and make you see stars… Like Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. But then “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn!”.

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Then there  are those that come as a total surprise from people you don’t know. This occurred by in 1945 and I would strongly suggest not trying this today! However, there is nothing like that first kiss. When the walls come down and romance is invited in.

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There are lots of creatures on earth that kiss. Most are just trying to get something out of their mates teeth but we humans put a lot of weight on it. Expectations always run high, generally followed by disappointment and regret. But on those rare occasions when it actually means something, there is nothing like it.

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So there you go. A kiss is just a kiss, a smile is just a smile and breath mints earn a lot of points! If you choose to celebrate today, avoid eating onions and garlic! You missed National Kissing Day, that was June 19th… so you have a lot to make for.

How to celebrate – Kiss someone (Best if you know them!). See if you can kiss for 60 hours to hold the new record! Kiss you pets and let them know you love them (But don’t expect them to understand.)

August 25th National Kiss and Make Up Day

Isn’t it funny how a kiss can make all the bad things go away. A boo-boo, an argument, an annoying Italian with Mafia ties. There are so many emotions involved with a kiss, sometimes even a kiss can be misleading. However when it comes after an argument, disagreement or something stupid someone did the intent often leads to something more.

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It’s hard to say when humans first decided to end their fights with a kiss. I guarantee it was sometime shortly after words either had their effect, or didn’t mean anything anymore. Maybe that was a way to get someone to shut up! If I put my lips on yours you can’t talk anymore. Well, I guess you can but no one is going to understand you.

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And to think humans are the only ones to kiss is just wrong. Of course most animals kiss  to find out what the other had for lunch but they do have emotions. My dog is full of kisses when I get ready to take her for a walk.

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I thought “Love means you never have to say you’re sorry”. I know that’s bs! We are people, we more often than not do, and then think about what we do. Not very good when you feel hurt, lonely or misunderstood. It’s not that a kiss can solve everything, but it’s a start. It really does mean, I am willing to listen, another kiss means I am ready to forgive.

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How to celebrate – Give someone you know a kiss today whether you are mad at them or not. Start an argument just so you can make up. (Not suggested) You must remember this, a kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh…

 

July 6th International Kissing Day

There are two kissing days, the first is World Kissing Day invented in the United States and International Kissing Day, found in the UK (We think). So for today, pretend to be British and get all the kisses you can!

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The good thing about kissing is that it demonstrates our emotions to each other in a way no other activity can. (Well, almost no other activity.) A kiss on the hand shows respect, on the cheek shows brotherly or sisterly love, on the lips means it’s either love or the mafia is after you.

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The bad thing about a kiss it that normally 80 million microbes of bacteria are exchanged. Doesn’t matter if you are a person or a squirrel! Actually the squirrel might be cleaner! But the heck with being germ free… there is nothing like a kiss.

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Birds do it, bees do it, even bears in the wild do it! Of course they are probably licking the dead salmon off it’s mates lips. The world record for the longest kiss in (Recorded) history belongs to Laksana & Ekkachai Tiranarathold in Thailand, 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds. Couldn’t hold out for those 2 extra seconds!  Actually, they kissed through their introduction to the contest… it took that long to say their names!

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Anyway, find someone to kiss today and celebrate with the rest of the International Community. Whether it’s on the hand, the cheek or lips, you’ll spread some joy… and some germs!

How to celebrate – Buy a package of Tic-Tacs. Find someone to kiss. Find someone International to kiss!