Happy International Day of Happiness.
March 20 has been proclaimed the International Day of Happiness by the United Nations. Founded in 2011 by UN special advisor Jayme Illien, it was unanimously endorsed by all 193 member states of the UN in 2012 and first celebrated in 2013.
The General Assembly, … Conscious that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal, … Recognizing also the need for a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes sustainable development, poverty-eradication, happiness and the well-being of all peoples, decides to proclaim 20 March the International Day of Happiness, invites all Member States, organizations of the United Nations system and other international and regional organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and individuals, to observe the International Day of Happiness in an appropriate manner, including through education and public awareness-raising activities …
–United Nations General Assembly, Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 28 June 2012
The International Day of Happiness may not be celebrated in your community. But you can join in by attending online events, sharing your happiness in an online forum, organize an event for next year’s happiness day or just be happy. Here’s a calendar to help you in your happiness quest.
Watch for more happiness posts.