Global Belly Laugh Day

Common wisdom dictates that laughter is the best medicine, and science has been verifying that truth for the past few years. It not only relaxes the whole body but also boosts the immune system and helps release anger at the same time.

It also triggers the release of endorphins, helps to bring people together, and may even help a person live a longer, healthier life. In other words, laughter is something that all of us should be enjoying regularly.

Fortunately, there’s a holiday that reminds us of the importance of laughter, and this holiday is called Global Belly Laugh Day. So, everyone should celebrate this holiday every January 24th of every single year.

The History of Global Belly Laugh Day

This holiday was created in 2005 by Elaine Helle, a certified laughter yoga teacher who believes that laughter is important for the mind, body, and spirit. Since the creation of this holiday, it has spread far and wide across the world and is now observed by people everywhere.

Some Quick Facts About Laughing and Humor

Laughing is something that everyone is capable of doing, but it is also something that people really don’t understand. Sometimes things can make us laugh, and we don’t even understand why we find them funny.

Laughing just seems to be a strange chemical reaction in our minds that we have little to no control over. That’s why we wanted to do a section on laughing and try to shed a little bit of light on what it is and how it works. And we’re going to do this by listing some facts that we hope our readers will find informative.

  • Interacting with another person is a surefire catalyst for laughter.
  • Scientists believe that laughter originally began as a form of communication.
  • Fifteen minutes of daily laughing will burn approximately 40 calories.
  • It’s been estimated that the average adult laughs approximately 20 times per day.
  • A typical 10-15 minute conversation between adults will have approximately 5 laughs on average.
  • Humans are not the only animals that laugh. Sixty-five other species have their own form of laughter.

Observing Global Belly Laugh Day

On this day, everyone is encouraged to laugh and help make other people laugh. People should watch comedies or funny videos on the Internet, go to comedy clubs, or take turns telling one another jokes.

People can also host competitions to find out who is the funniest or who can laugh the loudest. Regardless of how a person enjoys this holiday, they should take the time to spread the word about it online using the hashtag #GlobalBellyLaughDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
January 24 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
January 24 Friday
Last year (2023)
January 24 Tuesday
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