World Laughter Day : Spread Happiness in the World

World Laughter Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of May every year to spread happiness in the whole world.

Laughing is one the cheapest and the mildest form of therapy in the world. It has the power of healing not only your soul but also your body. It relieves physical tension, relaxes your whole body, and boosts your immune. It works as an antidote for stress, pain,and conflict. Nothing works faster to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh.

You may have heard the phrase, ‘laughter is the best medicine.’ So laugh whenever you get the chance, even when people give you funny looks, don’t stop laughing. The right kind of person will start laughing too, without even knowing why. Laughter is a universal language.

Laughter gives hope, inspires, and connects people to others. It keeps you focused, grounded, and alert. It helps you release anger and forgive sooner.
Just a slight giggle or a simple smile can completely change the atmosphere and mood of the surroundings. It has the power to renew and heal.
Phyllis Diller once said, “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”

Amid of Coronavirus lockdown, it might be the only contagious thing that you want to catch.

Laughter improves the function of blood vessels. It increases the blood flow, protects you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems. A good hearty laugh everyday relieves a person from stress and physical tension. Hence, to mark the importance of laughter, World laughter day is celebrated every year.

Every year more than 70 countries around the world celebrate World Laughter Day on the first Sunday of May.

World Laughter Day : History

The 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 affect their emotions.
The celebration of World Laughter Day is a positive manifestation for world peace and is intended to build up a global consciousness of brotherhood and friendship through it. Several community groups regularly practice simple international techniques that promote wellness and overall well-being around the world; these community groups are known as Laughter Clubs.

How is World Laughter Day celebrated?

People usually go to the Laughter club, gather, and laugh together. Several people watch comedy pictures with friends or listen to famous comedians for fun. Some share funny jokes on social media by keeping hashtag World Laughter Day. Many people gather in some parks and perform laughing yoga practice. But this year, due to Coronavirus lockdown, people will celebrate the day on their in their homes.


“Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution-these can lift at a colossal humbug-push it a little-weaken it a little, century by century, but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.” -Mark Twain

“I have always felt that laughter in the face of reality is probably the finest sound there is and will last until the day when the game is called on account of darkness. In this world, a good time to laugh is any time you can.” -Linda Ellerbee

“When you awaken love and laughter in your life, your mind lets go of fear and anxiety, and your happy spirit becomes the healing balm that transforms every aspect of your human experience.” -Jesse Dylan

“Laughter is a way of really letting out all this pressure that you could face in your daily life in the suffering of your people, and comedy is almost like a medicine to your soul in a way.” -Hiam Abbass

“Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Don’t, and the world laughs at you.” -Fakeer Ishavardas

“Life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it.” -Lucy Maud Montgomery

“Laughing is, and will always be, the best form of therapy.” -Dau Voire

“A good laugh is sunshine in the house.” -William Thackeray

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” Charlie Chaplin

As per the study, a person who laughs a lot lives longer and has a healthier and happier life. So this World Laughter Day forget all stress of your daily life and laugh your heart out.