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Global Belly Laugh Day

Belly Laugh Day

About Global Belly Laugh Day

When is Global Belly Laugh Day? This holiday is always observed on January 24

Now here’s a day that is certain to make you laugh. It’s Global Belly Laugh Day! This January 24 holiday exists to have a few hearty laughs. You can participate by yourself. However, it’s much more fun if you gather a group together for a good chuckle or two.

This is a “feel good” day. It’s so easy and enjoyable to participate in this day. Elaine Helle, the originator has this celebration established down to the minute. Make plans to join the “Belly laugh bounce around the world!” At exactly 1:24 p.m. on your local time, put a big smile on your face, throw your hands into the air, and give a hearty laugh as loud as you can. Let it resonate all the way from your belly. The result is certain to make you and those around you feel better, Yes, your belly laugh should not be performed alone. Rather, do a belly laugh or two in front of others. Better still, get a group of friends together in a public place, and have a pleasurable belly laugh as a group. You will be chuckling about this day for years. Everyone will be glad you did!

The Four Goals for Global Belly Laugh Day

Researchers say that laughing adds years to your life. So, we hope you participate fully in this day.

Here are the four goals, as expressed by the author of this day:

  • To celebrate and remember past laughter.

  • To connect with others via laughing. Hence, doing it in public with others is the best way to celebrate.

  • To remember the importance of laughs and smiles.

  • To gain the health benefits of smiling and laughing. Laughter is the best medicine.

Record this historical event. We strongly recommend you get someone to do a video of your participation and post it on social media. The problem with this is finding someone who doesn’t want to participate in the laughing, as this event is too much fun to sit back and watch from the sidelines.

Today's Quote

“You don’t stop laughing because you grow older. You grow older because you stop laughing.” – –  Maurice Chevalier

History and Origin of Global Belly Laugh Day

This special holiday was created in 2005 by Elaine Helle from Lake Oswego, Oregon. It was first celebrated on January 24, 2006. Elaine is a certified Laughter Yoga Teacher. She created this day because she felt we needed a day to laugh together and celebrate the gift of laughter. By design, this holiday is playful, easy, and fun. Rumor has it that Helle could not stop giggling as she documented this holiday.

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