Every year on March 20, the United Nations celebrates the International Day of Happiness. With our planet experiencing unprecedented challenges, it is more important than ever to be happy.
The purpose of the International Day of Happiness is to raise awareness on the value of happiness in one's life and the overall impact it can have on a person's well-being.
On July 12, 2012, the United Nations General Assembly declared March 20 as International Day of Happiness, recognising the importance of happiness and well-being as common aims and ambitions in the lives of people worldwide.
The nation had been recognising the importance of national happiness above national revenue since the early 1970s and famously adopted the objective of Gross National Happiness over Gross National Product.
Families and friends have been unable to be together for long periods of time due to lockdowns and pandemic-related norms.
The economy and people's livelihoods have been severely harmed. This means that in many regions, happiness is at an all-time low.
Right now, across the world, there are many crisis situations, including those in Ukraine, Yemen, Gaza, and elsewhere. Focusing on happiness is becoming increasingly difficult.
So, today, on International Day of Happiness, let's remind ourselves and everyone around us that our actions matter, and that each one of us, no matter where we are, can contribute to a more compassionate world.
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