National Let’s Laugh Day

National Let’s Laugh Day is an unofficial holiday observed on March 19th every year. The purpose of this holiday is to remind us that laughing not only makes us feel good but is also beneficial to our health. Scientists have provided us with definitive scientific facts that show laughing can reduce pain levels, lower stress, and improve heart health.

With benefits like that, people should laugh at least once or twice a day. It’s also a good reason to help those around you laugh more. So, head out there, learn some new jokes, and then spread the word about this holiday.

Some Funny Facts About Laughing

We always like to provide our readers with some random bits of trivia related to whatever holiday is being celebrated, and this holiday article is no different. We’ve come up with some fun facts about laughing that we think everyone can appreciate. We think they’re good for at least a good laugh.

  • Laughing is so ingrained in human nature that babies as young as 17 days old have been seen doing it.
  • Rats and monkeys both make sounds that can be interpreted as laughter.
  • Couples who laugh together are more likely to stay together.
  • Approximately 15 minutes of laughing can burn up to 40 calories.
  • Laughing can improve immunity and sleep.
  • Laughter has been shown to be contagious.
  • Laughter is a human sound that doesn’t belong to any language.
  • It’s believed that humans laughed before they even developed language.

Observing National Let’s Laugh Day

We figure that the best way to observe this holiday is to spread some humor and laughter around your social circle.

It’s a good day to watch a comedy special or movie with friends and family, or to entertain them with your own stand-up act. If you want to spread the word about this holiday, you may also want to use the hashtag #NationalLetsLaughDay on your social media posts.

When is it?
This year (2024)
March 19 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
March 19 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
March 19 Sunday
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