Yep - someone has designated today Hug an Australian Day.
Thomas and Ruth Roy of Wellcat Holidays have come up with a whole bunch of zany holidays to make you smile. Check out their site. Here are some fun ones - Feb 11 "Satisfied Staying Single Day" - handily just before Valentine's Day; May 8 "No Socks Day"; July 13 "Gruntled Workers' Day"; Nov 3 "Cliche Day'.
Details of today's holiday are here.