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Researchers from the Carnegie Mellon University in US found that hugs were an effective form of social support, which helped protect people at risk from infections.Jesslee Cuizon/Flickr

Celebrated on 12 February every year, Hug Day is the sixth one in Valentine's Week and celebrates the innocent and intimate act of hugging to express to dear and near ones that you love them. 

So, how to celebrate Hug Day? Why, by hugging the people you love, of course.

Unlike Propose, Promise or Kiss Day, Hug Day is not loaded with intense expression of love. Whereas, it is a lot more eventful than Rose, Chocolate and Teddy Day. When it comes to showing off your love, Hug day is special enough to be celebrated with your better half, but also sweet enough to be celebrated with a dear friend. 

So, on Hug Day 2015, make sure that you spread your arms and squeeze your loved ones into a bear hug to express deep appreciation for them.

Here are some of the best SMSes, forwards, status and WhatsApp messages to commemorate Hug Day:

  • A loose hug says it's OK, A Normal hug says thanks, A Tight hug says i need you, A more tight hug says I can't live without you. Happy Hug Day 2015
  • Do you know, there is one gift which cannot be given without taking it back? That is why I give you the gift of hug... Happy Hug Day!
  • Let me live and die in your arms. Just like this, let me continue to love you. Let me live and die in your arms. Happy Hug Day!
  • A hug charms, warms and makes everyone happy. That must be why God gave us arms. So here is a hug for You. Happy Hug Day To You :)
  • I wish I was an Octopus, so I could hug you with all of my eight hands. Happy Hug Day.
  • Sending you a hug to ease your stress. A kiss to make you smile and my heart to say, I'm thinking of you. i miss you!! Happy Hug day to you.
  • A hug is a handshake from the heart. So always remain close to my heart and best wishes on this hug day.
  • I love you more today than I did yesterday.. But not more than I will tomorrow. Happy Hug Day!
  • Hug is an amazing thing – It's my perfect way of showing the love I have for you... But can't find the words to say. Happy Hug Day 2015!