Laugh And Get Rich Day

Laugh and Get Rich Day is a holiday that’s a little bit mysterious. No one knows who created it or when it was created, and even its intended purpose is unknown. The general consensus is that this holiday encourages people to laugh and have fun—with the premise being that if you’re happy, then you have all the riches you’ll ever need. With that being said, anyone who wants to observe this holiday can do so on February 8th every year.

Facts About Laughing

Don’t believe that laughing is something that can make you feel like a happier and more complete person? If you don’t, then read the following points below that list all the ways that laughing and humor enrich our lives.

Laughter Develops Before Language

One thing that many people might not realize is that babies can laugh before they’re even close to speaking. Babies as young as 17 days old can laugh—way before they even begin to make babbling sounds. That’s how ingrained laughter is in our nervous system.

Couples Who Laugh Together Last Longer

Several scientific studies have shown that couples who can laugh and have fun with one another are more likely to stay together. These studies have also shown that couples who share the same sense of humor have the strongest relationships overall.

Laughing Can Burn A Few Calories

Okay, no one is going to lose weight just by laughing all day, but laughing does cause you to burn calories. It’s been estimated that laughing for just 15 minutes a day can burn up to 40 calories. That’s not a whole lot, but every single calorie counts, right?

People Laugh More Than They Think

Even though people might not notice how often they laugh, science tells us that they probably laugh a lot. According to various scientific studies, during a 10-minute conversation, the average person will likely laugh anywhere from 5.5 to 5.8 times.

Forcing Yourself To Smile Can Improve Your Mood

Another thing that science has taught us is that even the act of smiling—regardless of whether it’s genuine or not—can improve a person’s mood. So, if you’re feeling down or blue, then all you have to do is smile, and you’re likely to feel a whole lot better.

The Average Adult Laughs A Lot

Do you know how often the average adult laughs? Well, according to several recent scientific studies, adults laugh approximately 20 times a day. That’s a lot of laughter that’s sure to make the person doing it feel pretty good.

Observing Laugh And Get Rich Day

Celebrating this holiday is as easy as doing things that make you laugh and make you happy. This can be reading a funny book, watching a comedy, or spending time with friends and family that crack you up. While you’re having all this fun, don’t forget to use the hashtag #LaughAndGetRichDay to spread the word about it all over the internet.

When is it?
This year (2024)
February 8 Thursday
Next year (2025)
February 8 Saturday
Last year (2023)
February 8 Wednesday
Fun & Joy