International Day of Happiness is observed on 20th March in order to celebrate the importance of happiness in an individual’s life.
This day was designated by the United Nations “to recognize the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world.” According to research and a World Happiness Report, Helsinki, Finland tops the list of being the happiest city in the world.
It is integral to let people know that they are not alone amidst the Covid-19 global epidemic.
Following are a few fundamental facts of International Day of Happiness:
- The United Nations brought this day into being since 2013 and celebrates this day annually after the General Assembly of the United Nations made a resolution on 12th July, 2012.
- One of the things that happiness is linked to is Sustainable Development Goals of the UN
- SDGs promote “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all” as basic human rights are a cause of unhappiness among many people around the world
- According to research and the World Happiness Report most of the unhappy cities are those which are situated in underdeveloped countries or those that have faced war. Some of them are; Kabul, Cairo, Port-au-Prince, Gaza, Sanaa and Juba.
We should help each other and be kind in times of need. That is how happiness can be spread.
A few things which can make you individually happy are:
- Getting involved with something that can be enjoyed like a new hobby
- Happiness can be achieved by volunteering in society or helping a person who is in need of assistance.
- Smiling is contagious hence spreading smiles will in turn spread happiness.
- Happiness should be shared as it plays a major role in one’s mental well-being