World Laughter Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of May every year to spread happiness in the whole world. This year World Laughter Day will be observed on May 1, 2022. Every year more than 70 countries around the world celebrate World Laughter Day on the first Sunday of May.
Studies have shown that a person who laughs a lot lives longer and has a healthier and happier life. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
History of World Laughter Day
World Laughter Day was first celebrated on May 10, 1998, in Mumbai, India. The day was arranged by Dr Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement.
Dr Kataria is a family doctor in India who was inspired to start the Laughter Yoga movement in part by the facial feedback hypothesis, which postulates that a person’s facial expressions can have an effect on their emotions.
The celebration of World Laughter Day is a positive manifestation of world peace and is intended to build up a global consciousness of brotherhood and friendship through laughter.
My favorite quotes about laughter
- I have not seen anyone dying of laughter, but I know millions who are dying because they are not laughing.” -Madan Kataria
- “The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.” -Mark Twain
- “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” Charlie Chaplin
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Life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it.” -Lucy Maud
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