International Day of Happiness, 20th March
The International Day of Happiness was established in 2012, when all 193 Member states adopted UN resolution 66 281:“International Day of Happiness”. The first International Day of Happiness was celebrated on March 20, 2013. Every year since, more than 7 billion people across the planet share in celebrating this special day, through social media, local, national, global, and virtual events, UN related ceremonies and campaigns, and independent celebrations around the world, consistent with Article 2 of UN resolution 66 281, and the spirit of UN resolution 65 309.
“Happiness is contagious. The TEN Steps to Global Happiness are 10 steps anyone can take to celebrate the International Day of Happiness, with the idea of increasing individual happiness, as well as, spreading happiness to others, while also elevating global happiness levels by making the planet vibrate, with our common celebration of happiness, in honor of this special day we all share together as fellow members of the great human family,” said Jayme Illien, UNIDOHappiness founder.
The first step in the Ten Steps To Global Happiness challenge is “Tell Everyone” about the International Day of Happiness, with the goal of informing as many people as possible about the existence of this UN sanctioned International Day of Happiness which recognizes happiness as a human right for all, and which is in its seventh year of celebration.
A perfect and simple way to complete this first step of the challenge is by wishing everyone you encounter during the March 20 International Day of Happiness a ‘Happy International Day of Happiness’ – just like you would wish someone Happy Birthday. This brightens the day of both the greeter, and the recipient, while at the same time building more awareness about the International Day of Happiness.
UN Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 28 June 2012 – 66/281. International Day of Happiness download – UN-Happiness
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