The Origin of Hug Sameach:
A few years ago on sukkos I gave a cousin of mine a hug and said Chag Sameach and he responded "Hug Sameach!" Immediately, we turned to each and agreed that that was going on a t-shirt. The shirt was created in a moment of love and really does represent what our holidays are supposed to be.
Hug Sameach reminds us that the Jewish holidays represent unity. Historically, the nation gathered together in Jerusalem for the shalosh regalim, three major holidays. We spend those holidays and others together with friends, family and God. Hug your family, hug your friends, hug Hashem - HUG SAMEACH!