24 Feb 2012

A HAPPY NIPPY HUG DAY TO YOU ALL.

YEEEAAAAAHHHHH ....... IT'S FRIDAY.
And not just any old Friday........
It's Kissing Friday.

Today being the first Friday after ASH WEDNESDAY makes it Kissing Friday. Quite when or where this originated no one seems to know but it was celebrated until at least the early 1940's.

A day in which school boys all over Britain could legitimately demand a kiss ...... without any fear of punishment, on Kissing Friday (also known in some parts of the country as Nippy Hug Day) grown men were also allowed to demand a kiss from any woman, her forfeit should see refuse? A 'louse' (otherwise known as a pinch) to her bottom which some believed mimicked the pinching of lice ..... oh, very romantic I must say.

A custom that ought to be reinstated?

Hmm, I'm not too sure about that. I mean lets face it, today it would just as likely be the girls who were demanding kisses and woe betide any man who pinched a woman's bottom as a penalty for her refusing his advances.


13 comments:

anilkurup said...

The penalty is churlish . But to reinstate the kissing yes there will be many votes.

animewookie said...

Too funny...lol I wouldn't imagine it would go over very well these days :)

Monalisa said...

:-) That was funny. Never heard of such fridays before.

Arti said...

What an amazing tradition! Never heard of it!
Have a wonderful weekend Tracy:)

Nikki-ann said...

I've never heard of Kissing Friday before... I suspect these days men would be charged some sexual assault or some such thing if they tried demanding a kiss (and the subsequently pinching her bottom when refused) from just any woman!

joan said...

ni i've never heard of this before but i'll give anything a go for once, hubby here I come

John McElveen said...

Love it! But I agree- I don't know if it would fly today! What with Lawyers and all!

Hugs,

J

Kelly said...

Never heard of this one before. Don't think I want it reinstated, either! ;)

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I think if it is reinstated then those politicians should be slapped for every kiss and but pinch that happens.

Suko said...

I hadn't heard of Kissing Friday before! Which is better--or worse--a kiss or a pinch? Fun Friday post!

NRIGirl said...

Intrresting... Never heard of it.

Happy Nippy Day to you too!

naida said...

ha, thats cute! Kissing Friday.
But I think today it would start trouble...lol...especially that pinching part.

Alexia561 said...

Seems a little unfair....maybe we could reinstate it so that women could demand a kiss too, and smack any man who refused? >:)