Why Do We Celebrate International Kiss Day: This April 13 International Kiss Day is celebrated in several countries of the world as a reminder of the benefits of this demonstration of love, but where does it come from and why is it so important? Here we present some curious facts about the kiss and its celebration.
International Kiss Day
1. the Record for the Longest Kiss
Kiss Day emerged after a Taiwanese couple broke the Guinness record for the longest kiss in history during a contest. The kiss lasted 58 hours, 36 minutes and 57 seconds. In honor of this anniversary is that this celebration originated.
2. The First Kiss of Cinema
The first kiss that was captured in a movie was the feature film ‘The Kiss’ starring John C. Rise and May Irwin in 1896. It recreated the final scene of a musical represented on Broadway whose title was ‘The Widow Jones’, 122 years ago!
3. The Animals and the Kiss
Although in nature, animals do not kiss to express affection (like humans), there are some exceptions. The chimpanzees and the bonobos embrace and kiss after having fought. For them, it is a common way for males and females to reconcile.
4. The Health Benefits
Kisses have countless health benefits, including lowering blood pressure, eliminating cramps and headaches and burning some calories. “A kiss is a healthy micro-training for the heart, free of hormones and stimulating the mood” (Reiss, 2014).
5. Improve the Links
The kiss involves sexual attraction, romantic love and attachment, governed by testosterone, dopamine and oxytocin. It is a mixture of chemicals that help to improve the loving and affectionate bonds. Therefore, many specialists indicate that it helps maintain strong ties between couples.
6. We Kiss to the Right
There is something innate in kissing, most human beings turn their heads to the right while we kiss. Why does it happen? Well, experts point out that this act is linked to our last weeks of pregnancy and lactation ( how our mother supported us to feed us).
7. The First Kiss Is Never Forgotten
It is one of the most vivid memories we have. More than 80% of people can describe their first kiss in detail, even when it has been very short. Without a doubt, it is an unforgettable experience.
The kisses are so special that we have a day to celebrate them. Not only talk about romantic kisses, but the kiss is also a demonstration of affection for those we love most: parents, children, friends and even pets. So, to celebrate love with a kiss!