• 20 March 2023
  • By GyanOk

Daily Current Affairs Notes for 20 March 2023

World Oral Health Day 2023 observed on 20th March


International Day of Happiness 2023 celebrates on 20 March


International Day of Happiness 2023 celebrates on 20 March

Annually on March 20, the International Day of Happiness is observed to stress the significance of happiness and overall well-being. The United Nations launched this event in 2013, inspired by Bhutan's advocacy for national happiness. Celebrating the International Day of Happiness reminds us that happiness plays a crucial role in our longevity and productivity. One way to commemorate the occasion is by sharing warm greetings and quotes with loved ones, encouraging them to embrace happiness.

International Day of Happiness 2023: Theme

The theme for this year's International Day of Happiness is "Be Mindful, Be Grateful, Be Kind."

Significance of the International Day of Happiness:

  • Recognizes the importance of happiness: The day acknowledges the importance of happiness by emphasizing it as a universal goal and fundamental human right.
  • Promotes well-being: The day promotes well-being by underscoring the significance of both mental and physical health, and motivating individuals to take actions to enhance their happiness.
  • Raises awareness:The International Day of Happiness increases awareness about the advantages of happiness and its influence on individuals, communities, and nations.
  • Advocates for public policy: The day advocates for public policy by acknowledging the significance of happiness and well-being as objectives in public policy, and urging governments to prioritize policies that promote happiness.
  • Inspires positive action: The day motivates individuals and organizations to take affirmative steps towards promoting happiness, such as performing acts of kindness, participating in community service, or engaging in personal well-being practices.
  • Encourages reflection: The day encourages individuals to contemplate their own happiness and well-being, and recognize areas where they can implement positive changes to enhance their quality of life.

International Day of Happiness: History

In its resolution 66/281, the United Nations General Assembly declared March 20 as the International Day of Happiness on July 12, 2012. The resolution recognized the universality of happiness and well-being as vital goals and their importance in public policy objectives. The first celebration of this event occurred in 2013 and has since been a way of acknowledging the importance of happiness in the lives of people worldwide.

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