International Day of Happiness - March 20
Wed, Mar 20, 2024

International Day of Happiness

International Day of Happiness is an international holiday dedicated to happiness. This is a fairly broad concept, which implies a full sense of harmony in life in all areas: physical and mental health, financial situation, and so on. It is celebrated every year on March 20.


The history of the International Day of Happiness begins in the summer of 2012, when it was first established by the UN General Assembly. The date of the celebration was chosen for a reason. March 20 is the day of the vernal equinox. The equal length of day and night symbolizes the equal rights of people to happiness.

The problem of happiness has been raised many times in the works of the best philosophers in history. However, there was no unified answer. Today, happiness is most often understood as a state of life in which one does not need anything and has fully satisfied all one’s needs. In that case, life brings only pleasure!

The UN works on many fronts. Among the factors that have a great impact on the happiness of the population and individuals are the absence of military conflicts and the normalization of the food situation. The organization is working hard to eliminate world hunger and resolve military conflicts. Particular attention should be paid to underdeveloped countries, as their level of happiness is minimal.

Interesting facts

  • Feelings of happiness are also influenced by hormones. If there are no problems with dopamine, serotonin and endorphins, then you are already happier than many people.
  • In 2020, another ranking of the happiest countries has been compiled. Finland was again the winner, as well as the happiest residents of Denmark, Iceland, Sweden and others. The lowest level of happiness is recorded in underdeveloped countries: Zimbabwe, Yemen, etc.

How to celebrate

Do everything you can on International Day of Happiness to make you feel happy. Enjoy the views of the evening city, cook your favorite meal, take a walk with your significant other, go on a trip. Give the gift of happiness to others: become a volunteer, transfer money to charities that raise money for the treatment of patients with dangerous diseases.

Spread the word on social media. Ask other users if they feel happy.

When is International Day of Happiness celebrated in 2024?

International Day of Happiness is observed on March 20 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday March 20 2024
Thursday March 20 2025

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