Friday, 27 August 2021

Kiss Me Day 2021

Not to be confused with World Kissing Day which is celebrated in July, today is Kiss Me Day. Actually, after a bit of research, I found that it was originally instituted as First Kiss Day.

Why First Kiss Day? Well, that's quite an interesting story really. Celebrated every Auguest 27th, it is the anniversary of the first kiss shared by Popeye and Olive Oyl. The deed occured in a comic strip all the way back in 1929 so almost a century ago!

I've not read the strip myself, but apparently it wasn't even an intentional snog. It was a case of mistaken identity with Olive mistaking Popeye for someone else entirely. Who would have thought that their romance would develop and last so long from there?

And how can you celebrate Kiss Me Day / First Kiss Day? The obvious answer is to find someone new to kiss but, if you've already got someome that you've been kissing, why not try kissing them in a new way instead.

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