July 6 is International Kissing Day - how are you celebrating?

It's International Kissing Day!

Kissing is an age-old practice, no matter which type of kiss you prefer, and International Kissing Day is one of the best times to to celebrate this simple but powerful gesture.

However with the COVID-19 crisis still upon us, everything from a formal kiss on the cheek, to a kiss hello and a kiss goodbye, is no longer the proper etiquette. 

Here are some suggestions from National Today on how you can celebrate with proper safety protcols in place.

  • Tap Feet
    • The hip new greeting is a foot tap. Videos of the unique greeting taken in China and Iran have gone viral.
  • Bump Elbows
    • The Oxford Dictionary was recently updated to add this phrase, which is defined as “a gesture (usually of greeting or farewell) in which two people lightly tap their elbows together as an alternative to a handshake or embrace, esp. in order to reduce the risk of spreading or catching an infectious disease.”
  • Share Some Hand Sanitizer
    • Perhaps the most gracious of gestures would be to reach out and offer a bit of hand sanitizer upon greeting someone.

If all else fails, maybe try blowing a kiss or perhaps a simple wave or nod will do the trick.

Castanet hit the streets to see how you're celebrating! 

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