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World Kiss Day inspired monuments

World Kiss Day inspired monuments

On the iconic painting by Gustav Klimt, Kiss monument in St. Petersburg. World Kiss Day inspired monuments

World Kiss Day inspired monuments

6 July! Philematologists, it is your day. Do you know what “Philematology” is? Philematology is the science of kissing. And on July 6, there is a celebration – World Kiss Day. The holiday dedicated to the touch of the lips to someone with the help of which one can express feelings. Various feelings – expressing children’s innocence, motherly love, passion of lovers, and strong friendship. Its purpose is to remind people of the simple joy that a kiss carries in itself.
Meanwhile, in the world there are monuments to the kiss. And two of them are in St. Petersburg. First, created by sculptor Antonina Fatkhullina to the 310th anniversary of St. Petersburg. A sculpture depicting two birds decorates the Finnish side street. Another sculpture “Kiss” decorates Elagin Island next to the Stables yard. This three-dimensional embodiment of the classics of painting in sculpture, performed by the sculptor Alexander Mikhailovich Taratinov, based on the picture of Gustav Klimt’s “Kiss.”

Statue of lovers in San Diego (USA)

Statue of lovers in San Diego (USA)

The author reproduced the plot of the photograph of the Second World War, in which the lovers, the sailor and the nurse, after a long separation, finally met on August 14, 1945 in Times Square.

In modern society, the touch of the lips has become a social formality or part and prelude to other actions. People have already forgotten the pleasure associated with a kiss for the sake of the kiss itself.

The holiday arose in Great Britain at the end of the XIX century. And at the end of the 20th century, the UN gave the Kiss Day the status of an international holiday.
Noteworthy, catching a cold through a kiss is more difficult than from a handshake. Interestingly, in some countries there isn’t even such a custom – to kiss. In particular, Papuans, Balinese, and Eskimos express emotions by touching their noses. Meanwhile, in Africa there is a belief that through a kiss there is a threat to breathe in the soul of another person. Therefore, it is forbidden for some peoples.
By the way, at a kiss pulse and palpitation increase almost in two times.

Still, I want to remind you that the kiss awakened the Sleeping Princess and turned the frog into Vasilisa the Beautiful. A fairy tale is a lie, but there is a hint in it, a lesson to good fellows ..

World Kiss Day inspired monuments

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