Jewish Journal

When is National Hug a Jew Day?

by Jeffrey Hensiek

February 1, 2011 | 1:28 pm

The debate is out: When is National Hug a Jew Day?

- The “Official Hug a Jew Day” event page on Facebook claims it is the first Monday of Feb. The event, which had more than 11,000 attendees last year, currently has over 3,000 participating this time around.

- Urban Dictionary seems to think it is Feb. 1.

- Other date suggestions included: Feb. 2 from National Hug a Jew Day, May 13 by Hug A Jew Day, and Nov. 13 according to the Jewish Chronicle.

When do you think it should be? Comment below!

Whatever the date, whether you are a Jew or non-Jew, make sure you get out there and celebrate Hug a Jew Day. 

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