International Day of Happiness

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 encourages people 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 around the world.

History of International Day of Happiness

International Day of Happiness was initially conceived by CEO and President of Illien Global Public Benefit Corporation, Jayme Illien, in 2011. He launched a $1.5 million, year-long campaign to gain 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 when International Day of Happiness was adopted in UN resolution 66/281.

Today, International Day of Happiness invites all organizations of the United Nations, all its member states, and all international and civic organizations, as well as 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 opportunity 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 performing charitable acts for those in need. These are all things that can make another person happier.

When is it?
This year (2024)
March 20 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
March 20 Thursday
Last year (2023)
March 20 Monday
Health & Body, Relationships & Family, United Nations