The entire world is set to celebrate the special day of love — Valentine's Day — on Feb. 14. The one week long celebrations began with the Rose Day on Feb. 7 and the sixth day in Valentine's Week, known as the Hug Day, is celebrated on Feb.12 every year.

There are times when you wish to get a hug from your loved one as it is said to be more powerful than a thousand meaningful words. As author Dan Pearce says, "Some moments can only be cured with a big squishy grandma hug."

Check Kiss Day Wishes, Picture Messages

Therfore, as part of Valentine's Day celebrations, Feb. 12 is dedicated for the intimate act of hugging, not just between lovers, but also to express your love towards your best friends. On Hug Day 2016, make sure you express your love towards your friends, family and other special ones with a warm bear hug. 

The day is followed by Kiss Day on Feb. 13 and the very special Valentine's Day on Feb. 14.

Check out some quotes by famous personalities to be shared on Hug Day 2016:

A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away. â€” Bil Keane, Cartoonist

When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that's happened that day just melts away. â€” Hugh Jackman, actor

With age, you get to a place where you don't want to knock people out. You just want to give people a hug. â€” Vin Diesel, actor

I love hugging. I wish I was an octopus, so I could hug ten people at a time. — Drew Barrymore, actress

Hugs are the universal medicine. — Author Unknown

And if you see me, smile and maybe give me a hug. That's important to me too. â€” Jim Valvano, Basketball Player

Happiness is an unexpected hug. — Author Unknown

I love hugging people. I still hug everybody in my meet-and-greet lines. â€” Taylor Swift, Singer

Men greet each other with a sock on the arm, women with a hug, and the hug wears better in the long run. â€” Edward Hoagland, Author

Every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. — Maya Angelou, Author

Check out wishes, messages and picture messages to be shared on Hug Day 2016 below:

A hug can say I am missing you.
It can say you are special,
It can soothe a crying mind,
It can calm fear and cheer you.
So here is a big hug from me to you. Hug Day wishes

You cannot wrap love in a box, but you can wrap a person in a hug. Happy Hug Day wishes to you my dear.

I have a special present for you my dear, but I need to borrow your arms for wrapping it. Love you my dear friend.

A hug is a handshake from the heart and I am sure a hug will help you feel calm and happy. Happy Hug Day 2016.

A hug is a great gift — one size fits all, and it's easy to exchange. Happy Hug Day.

A hug is like a bandage to a hurting wound. Have a happy Hug Day with your dear ones.

A hug is the shortest distance between friends. Wishing you the greeting of Valentines week dear friend.

Alone? I'll be your shadow.
Want to cry? Here's my shoulder.
Need a hug? I'll hold you tight.
Because where your strength ends,
My worth of being your love begins. Happy Hug Day 2016

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Proposal made by a boy:

Boy- Do you hug your teddy bear while sleeping at night?
Girl- Yes!
Boy- Can I replace it for the rest of ur life??