Today is the day! The 6th of July is the day when people celebrate this simple yet powerful gesture.
Kissing itself is an expression of love and intimacy, and in some cultures and societies, it is a form of greeting. The International Kissing Day originated in the United Kingdom and was first known as British National Kissing Day. Let’s have a look at how different countries view kissing differently!
Italy and Greece
In Italy and Greece, it is common for men and women to kiss each other on their lips as greetings.
In France, people blow air kisses when they greet each other.
As for Pacific Islanders, they practice ‘Eskimo kissing’ where they rub their nose together to take in each other’s breath.
People from the Netherlands usually go for three kisses when they meet each other.
Vietnam, China & Japan
For Vietnamese, spouses kiss each other privately while China and Japan adopt a similar attitude towards this.