Celebrated all over the globe on March 20th, International Day of Happiness is a day that recognizes the importance of happiness to human beings and is also a day in which people are encouraged to do those things that make them happy. This holiday was initially founded in 2011 by the United Nations and has been an important day for millions of people all over the world.
History of International Day of Happiness
International Day of Happiness was initially thought of by CEO and President of Illien Global Public Benefit Corporation Jayme Illien in 2011. He started a 1-1/2 million dollar, year-long campaign to get the support of U.N Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, as well as the rest of the member countries of the United Nations. On June 28th, 2012, his dream became a reality and International Day of Happiness was adopted in UN resolution 66/281.
Today, International Day of Happiness invites all of the organizations of the United Nations, all of its member states and all international organizations, as well as civic and national organizations, to observe this day on March 20th. This can be done in a variety of different ways – from education to public awareness.
International Day of Happiness Customs & Traditions
International Day of Happiness can be celebrated by pursuing the goals that make you happy. It doesn’t matter if your passion is writing, painting, playing with your dog or spending time with your friends and family. This day is the perfect day to do whatever will make you happy.
It is also a day that can be celebrated by ensuring the happiness of others. This can be done by saying a kind word to someone, giving them a gift or even just a smile. You can also celebrate the day by doing charitable acts for those in need. These are all things that can make another person happier.
When is International Day of Happiness?
|This year (2017)||March 20 (Monday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2018)||March 20 (Tuesday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2016)||March 20 (Sunday)||Multiple dates - more|