World Laughter Day 2024- History, Theme, Significance

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World Laughter Day

The power of laughter and happiness is unimaginable. It is an invaluable part of our life that makes us forget about our sorrows. Although it might heal the hurting part, laughter can give us the power, motivation, and upliftment to deal with the ups and downs of our lives. Accordingly, countries across the globe unite every year to celebrate World Laughter Day on May 5. This day encourages people to live stress-free and make the most out of their lives by being happy and healthy. Let’s learn more about the history, theme, and significance of this day. 

Name of the dayWorld Laughter Day
Observed onMay 5
Reason To educate people about the health benefits of laughter and joy in life.

History of World Laughter Day?

  • The day was established in 1988 by Dr. Madan Kataria, the founder of the Laughter Yoga movement. 
  • It aims to raise awareness about the positive effects of laughter and a person’s facial expressions on their overall health. 
  • The first World Laughter Day was observed in 1998 in Mumbai on May 10.  

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What is the Theme of World Laughter Day?

The 2024 theme for this day has not been announced yet by the official sources. Once the theme is released, we will update it here.

Why is World Laughter Day celebrated?

Every year this day is celebrated to help citizens recognise the importance and power of laughter in our lives. It also teaches us that a positive attitude can boost our mental and physical health. 

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What is the Significance of World Laughter Day?

  • The day promotes laughter as a powerful tool for our mental health and well-being. 
  • It urges people around the world to opt for mindfulness practices to reduce their stress levels and make them live a happier and healthier life. 
  • The day encourages people to adopt a positive outlook in life. 
  •  It also encourages laughter clubs and events.

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5 Quotes on World Laughter Day

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.

Victor Hugo

A day without laughter is a day wasted.

Charlie Chaplin

Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.

Walt Disney

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

Victor Borge

The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.

Mark Twain
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World Day of Social JusticeWorld Thinking Day


Who started World Laughter Day?

Dr Madan Kataria started this day in 1988. He is also the founder of the Laughter Yoga Movement. 

Who invented World Laughter Day?

This day was created in 1998 by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement.

When was the first World Laughter Day celebrated?

It was celebrated in 1988. 

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