On August 25, Kiss and Makeup Day celebrates the ending of a grudge. It’s difficult to forgive after an argument. Although it is easy to be angry, Gandhi said that only the strong could forgive and that the weak cannot. Forgiveness is a way to show your strength.

Just kiss and forget! Jacqueline Milton, a woman from Canada, created the holiday to help people reexamine their relationships and repair them. This is all to say, today is the best day for you to get rid of the hatchet!

HISTORY OF KISS and MAKE-UP DAY

After any fight or disagreement with a friend, family member, or partner, the two most important steps in a relationship are making up and kissing. There are two distinct and fascinating stories about the history of kissing.

The first texts and we don’t mean your iPhone! The first texts that mention kissing date back at least 1500 B.C. They were written by people living in India today. They would often rub their noses to express love — eventually, someone’s lips would slip, and they discovered the joys of kissing! Alexander the Great’s conquering soldiers brought kissing out of India in 300 B.C. It was soon a global phenomenon!

Roman missionaries traveled across Europe to spread the message about kissing with their own lips. They were able to distinguish between the two types of kisses, the ‘osculum (friendship kiss), and the basium (romantic lip–to-lip kiss), which would become known later as the French kiss. In cultures around the world, kisses are an integral part of the culture.

Around the 1660s, the popularity of kissing in England declined due to strict church laws or the Great Plague of London. It would be a gesture of friendship and reintroduced as a handshake. Over the next several centuries, we all know what kissing is like today. For most of Hollywood’s 20th century, kissing was strictly forbidden. However, some films like “The Kiss” allowed it.

Many famous grudges and broken feuds have been reported throughout history, whether they end in a kiss or not. Yorks v.s. The Lancastrians during their feud for the English crown in the 15th century. The war this feud eventually gave way to (the War of Roses), when Henry IV married Elizabeth of York. This union brought the two families together — with a kiss!

KISS AND MAKE A DAY TIMELINE

1500 B.C.Early Kissing

Texts tell of the kissing between early Indians who lived in today’s India.

326 B.C.Kissing spreads

Alexander the Great conquered armies and the practice of kissing spread from India to other parts.

1665 The Plague of Kissing

Although kissing was common and accepted in Europe in the 16th century, many believe that kissing stopped because of the Great Plague in London in 1665.

1896Kissing on The Big Screen

In the silent movie “The Kiss”, the first kiss is shown onscreen.

1930-1940The Golden Age of Kissing

The Golden Age of Hollywood saw a lot of on-screen kisses!

KISS AND MAKE IT UP DAY FAQS

Are there any other holidays that August 25 is celebrated?

Yes! August 25th is National Banana Split Day as well as National Secondhand Wardrobe Day.

Do you know of any other national holidays that celebrate kissing?

Yes! Yes!

Where is Kiss and Make Up Day celebrated

The United States.

HOW TO CELEBRATE KISSING AND MAKE UP A DAY

  1. Make-up and kissing his is obvious but it bears repeating: Get rid of that hatchet now! To keep a strong relationship, you need to be able to forgive. While arguments are inevitable, your love for the person you’re with must be greater than your differences. Get a peck to seal your forgiveness today.
  2. Reminisce about your past relationships this is exactly what the holiday was originally designed to do. Reflect on the differences that you have had with people you love (because everyone fights). There’s always a way to make it work. You want a friendship that can withstand a fight.
  3. Enjoy a kiss there are many reasons to be annoyed, whether your partner forgot the dishes or your child realized he forgot his shoes after you arrived at school. Dopamine and serotonin are released when you kiss. So, have a good time and enjoy a nice kiss!

5 Interesting Facts About Making Up

  1. Forgiveness is a key to your health forgiveness can reduce the stress hormone cortisol and it can also lower blood pressure and strain your heart.
  2. Kissing can make you more romanticizing and releases endorphins and oxytocin which are love hormones.
  3. Forgiveness can be empowering even though emotions can sometimes get in the way of forgiveness, it is possible to choose forgiveness. This means that you will be able to forgive and let go of bitterness and anger.
  4. Kissing is a great way to get in shape Kissing can increase your metabolism and help you burn calories. It also uses up to 134 muscles.
  5. Forgiveness is an important part of any relationship great relationship is made up of two great forgivers. Arguments are normal and healthy and can be healthy in moderation. However, any good friend or partner will tell you that it is essential to forgive and find common ground if the relationship is to last.

WHY KISS AND MAKEUP DAY IS SO DESIRABLE

  1. It reminds us of what is most important A petty argument should not be the reason for a relationship to end. You shouldn’t end your friendship, professional, or relationship just because someone is too proud to apologize — it’s the relationships that truly matter.
  2. It saves couples Because the holiday’s purpose is to save relationships that have been damaged, it’s obvious that Kiss and Makeup Day can help save important connections. You can start working on a better relationship, no matter who it was.
  3. It encourages humility and patience these virtues are not common in many of us. Humility and the ability not to be resentful, apologize and move on are not easy for everyone. It is not easy to have patience and wait for forgiveness. These wonderful traits can be exhibited by your apology today, whether it is accepted or not.

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