World Happiness Day 2023: Know the history, significance and theme of the day
The United Nations’ 193 member states observed the first International Day of Happiness in 2013.
New Delhi: On March 20th, the International Day of Happiness is observed. The goal of this particular day is to raise awareness about the importance of happiness in one’s life. On 2012, this day, the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution designating March 20 as the International Day of Happiness. The United Nations’ 193 member states observed the first International Day of Happiness in 2013.
History of the Happiest Day:
The United Nations General Assembly declared March 20 as the International Day of Happiness in July 2012. Bhutan started the resolution, a country that has long valued national happiness placed above national income, and notably embraced the goal of Gross National Happiness over Gross National Product. During the General Assembly’s sixty-sixth session, it also agreed to host a High Level Meeting on “Happiness and Well-Being: Defining a New Economic Paradigm.”
Why it is important?
Since 2013, the United Nations has observed the International Day of Happiness to comprehend the significance of happiness in people’s daily lives all over the world. The purpose of the day is to recognize and advocate for “a more comprehensive, fair, and balanced strategy for economic growth that seeks to promote the delight and well-being of all peoples.” The day recognizes the importance of happiness and well-being as worldwide aims and desires in the lives of people all over the world, as well as their inclusion in goals of public policy.
Theme of this year:
‘Be Mindful, Be Grateful, Be Kind’ is the theme this year for the International Day of Happiness. “We can start creating a happier and gentler world together through adopting simple, daily practice’s,” according to the day of happiness website.