International Day of Happiness

Happiness multiplies by sharing happiness. Everybody wishes to be happy. Life is happier when we share it together. 20 March is marked as International Day of Happiness by the United Nations. It is a campaign of Action for Happiness, a non-profit movement that is participated and supported by like-minded organizations of 160 countries. 

This movement “ Action for Happiness” pursues a shift in attitude across the world. People are now recognizing that the growing economy is not only the way to progress and development. Overall growth includes a certain level of happiness and wellbeing of society. All 193 United Nations member countries have determined to embrace happiness on greater priority.

Why Day of Happiness?

In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly assumed a pledge which conceded happiness should be a “fundamental human goal” and exclaimed for a greater comprehensive, impartial and balanced attitude to economic growth that meets happiness and well-being of all human beings on the planet. 

When it started?

International Day of Happiness came into existence the first time in 2013. In 2012 the very first United Nations conference on Happiness commenced and the United Nations General Assembly passed a dictum that International Day of Happiness would be celebrated every year on 20 March. Since 2013 people celebrate it every year with all the determination and harmony.

What it was about

The focal point of the 2015 Day of Happiness was relationships. Humans are a social breed. We prosper when we connect to each other closely, care for each other, and share our bondings. There are various social relations except for blood relations. But the modern generation of society is leaving behind the relationship goals, it makes people feeling disconnected, lonely, and isolated.

The trend of nucleus families is prevailing nowadays. It is dividing the society on the basis or perceptions of individual growth and achievements. On International Day of Happiness, people reach out to others to make newer and reliable & positive relations.

Dr. Mark Williamson quoted(2015) –

“ This International Day of Happiness is more than just a fun celebration, it also reminds us all that the world is a batter place when we connect with and care about the people around us”.

2014, Day of Happiness movement, inspired people to share genuine and honest images and information about what they do to make others and themselves happy. What encourages them to resurrect happiness but not biased and paid info about happiness that we have around us mostly. An estimation says that over 13 million people reached out socially to spread happiness globally.

More themes

The 2020 year’s theme for International Day of Happiness is “ Happier Together”. It targets to bring people closer and together, and inspire to share common things and thoughts among them. This is an initiative to encourage people to make new relations and make more comprehensive the existing ones. This campaign’s focus is on uniting people and fill the cracks, over the dividing perceptions of society. 

Let us prosper more happiness on this International Day of Happiness with the people around us and convey the message of joy and relationships.

By kamlesh