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International Day of Happiness

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About International Day of Happiness

When is the International Day of Happiness? This holiday is always observed on March 20

Don’t worry, be happy because today is International Day of Happiness. According to the UN, “Today is a day to be happy, of course!” The UN created and celebrates this March 20 holiday annually and forever, as a way to “recognize the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world”. Every year the UN issues a theme for this day. According to the UN’s website page for this holiday, “The pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal”. Being with family, friends, colleagues, and humanity, in general, impacts our happiness. Happiness is very much connected with being together.  

Celebrate today by being together with family, friends, and loved ones. If you can’t be together physically, take the time to make a phone call, Zoom, or Skype. We are certain the more people you connect with today, the happier you will be.

Song for Today: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”, by Bobby McFerrin. This song was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for two weeks and a Grammy winner for song of the year.

We wish you a world of happiness on the International Day of Happiness!!!

How to Celebrate the International Day of Happiness

Among the ways to celebrate today are:

  • Choose to be happy. You know what I mean.
  • Smile and you brighten up someone’s day.
  • Look at the smiley image at the top of the page and you can’t help but feel uplifted. 
  • Do something, anything, that makes you feel good.
  • Spread happiness. Do something, anything, that makes someone else feel good.
  • Think of your favorite thing to do. Now, go do it!
  • Go visit someone who is in need of some company. At the end of the visit, you both will be happier.

Today's Quote

“Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.” – – Franz Schubert

The Ultimate Happiness Quote for Men:

Happy wife, happy life. 

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History and Origin of International Day of Happiness

This special day was conceived and founded by Jayme Illien, CEO of the United Nation New World Order. On July 12, 2012, UN resolution 66/281 was passed, proclaiming March 20 forever to be the International Day of Happiness. This resolution was initiated by the country of Bhutan. The citizens of Bhutan are reported to be very happy.

 International Day of Happiness was first celebrated on March 20, 2013.

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