World Laughter Day, an occasion to celebrate positivity and laughter

World Laughter Day, an occasion to celebrate positivity and laughter
Written by Abhishek Rana

World Laughter days is celebrated on the first Sunday of the moth of May, every year. The day was created by Dr. Madan Kataria, in 1998, who is also the founder of the World Laughter Yoga Movement. He was inspired to begin this movement because of the facial feedback hypothesis, which puts forth that a person’s emotions can be affected by their facial expressions. The World Laughter day is celebrated as an occasion to remember the positivity in laughing and peace, while also supporting and spreading the awareness about how people can lead a more hopeful life if they don’t worry too much about the difficulties in their lives and look at the positive side of things.

The day is usually celebrated by gathering in large groups and making each other laugh through humorous jokes and conversations. It is also important that the jokes don’t offend anyone, since everyone should be included in the groups. The movement, which was at first, just isolated to India, has now group out of the boundaries of the country, and there are several laughter clubs around 105 countries in the world.

The social media is another, very important factor in spreading awareness about the day, and people can easily share jokes and humorous memes, talk about comedic movies and serials that they have watched, to incorporate laughter in their daily lives and encouraging others to do the same. Because, even though there are too many worries in the world, it is always better to loosen up for a moment and laugh, for positivity and hope.


About the author

Abhishek Rana

Since my early childhood, I’ve loved writing, watching movies and having an opinion. Now, I do it professionally. Always looking for new ways to challenge myself.

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