International Day of happiness

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2023 Date20 March 2023
2024 Date20 March 2024
International Day of Happiness

International Day of Happiness History

International Day of Happiness seeks to celebrate and promote world happiness as a fundamental human goal. It recognizes the need for an inclusive, equitable, and balanced approach to economic growth. It aims to promote sustainable development and the happiness and well-being of all people. It also aims to eradicate poverty.

International Day of Happiness was established in 2012 by the U.N General Assembly. It is observed annually on March 20th.

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International Day of happiness Facts & Quotes

  • The theme for International Day of Happiness in 2022 was Happiness For All, Ukraine.
  • According to the 2021 World Happiness Report, Finland is the happiest country in the world.
  • According to the Legatum Prosperity Index, as of 2021, the United States is ranked as the 16th happiest country.
  • At this time of grave injustices, devastating wars, mass displacement, grinding poverty and other manmade causes of suffering, the International Day of Happiness is a global chance to assert that peace, well-being, and joy deserve primacy - UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon
  • Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony - Mahatma Gandhi

International Day of Happiness Top Events and Things to Do

  • Print out and hang up posters of the Ten Keys to Happier Living. Research has proven that these ten keys have a positive impact on happiness and well-being.
  • Make the effort to cross an item off of your bucket list. We all have dreams and goals and fulfilling them creates happiness and a sense of accomplishment.
  • Give to others. Whether it's donating to a charity of your choice, volunteering, or giving a thoughtful gift, studies have found that giving makes us happier.
  • Reduce the stress in your life. According to the American Psychological Association, these are the 5 best ways to manage stress:
    1) Take a break from thing causing stress
    2) Exercise
    3) Smile and laugh
    4) Get social support
    5) Meditate
  • Watch a movie about happiness. Here are our suggestions:
    Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
    Eat, Pray, Love (2009)
    The Pursuit of Happiness (2008)
    The Bucket List (2007)

International Day of happiness - References and Related Sites United Nations
h American Psychology Association International Day of Happiness Theme 2021 the Legatum Prosperity Index / happy ranking World Happiness Report 2021

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