World Laughter Day is celebrated on the 1st Sunday in May. The World Laughter Day came to be known in 1998; the day was introduced by Dr. Madan Kataria, the founding father of the worldwide Laughter Yoga Movement. The World Laughter Day was 1st celebrated on 10 January 1998 in Mumbai, India.
It is well said that the most powerful and strongest emotion of the living beings called laughter has all healing properties within it. Laughter is a great way with all the required things for a healthy life. Laughter can change the physiological state of its beholders similarly to the receiver. Based on the above facts the thoughts of Laughter Yoga were introduced worldwide and a wide range of people benefited from this distinctive curative therapy.
History of World Laughter Day
World Laughter Day is an annual event to lift awareness regarding laughter and its many healing advantages. World Laughter Day is well-known in most large cities around the world. It’s been celebrated since 2005 in Los Angeles and has since unfurled all over the world as a way to express people’s love for comedy.
World Laughter Day is celebrated also by a congregation of laughter club members, their friends, and families like public parks or auditoriums. Laughter clubs sometimes have many types of entertainment programs like music, dance, and laughter contests. Winners are those with the most natural, infectious, and effortless laughter. During the march, all chant clapping and dancing. This is one of the best ways that laughter groups help you to have a good time.
Different Laughter groups organize programs to celebrate World Laughter Day. A positive and strong emotion that has all the ingredients required for individuals to change the world positively and peacefully.
Not only does it facilitate us to attach with those we’re laughing with, but several health benefits are associated with laughing as well. This includes the following…
- Produces a general sense of well-being –If you laugh a lot, you’re going to be more of a positive person, and this can impact your life in so many different ways.
- The release of endorphins is triggered – Endorphins are the natural painkillers within our body.
- Boost T-cells – Laughter can also boost T-cells. T-cells are brought to life, and they can help you to fight off sickness when we laugh.
- Improve cardiac health – Laughter is an exceptional cardio exercise, particularly for people who can’t do other types of physical activity because of injury or illness.
- Work your abs – When you laugh the muscles in your tummy begin increasing and contracting.
- Reduce stress hormone – This helps to cut the stress and anxiety that impacts your body.
- Lowers blood pressure – This can reduce your risk of a heart attack or a stroke.
This day reminds us that laughter is one of the great drugs to reduce the dangers of monotonous and mechanized lifestyles. People from different walks of life celebrate this Day with amazing enthusiasm. This day is a great way to spread happiness all over the world and make people healthy.