World Laughter Day 2019: History, Significance, Facts, Benefits, Quotes, Greetings, Messages

             World Laughter Day History, Significance, Facts, Benefits, Quotes, Greetings, Messages: World Laughter Day is a worldwide observance which is celebrated every year on the first Sunday of May. The first-ever celebration of World Laughter Day was held on May 10, 1998, in Mumbai, India. The day was initially arranged by Dr. Madan Kataria, who is also the founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement.

World Laughter Day 2019 Theme, Information, Activities

The day is celebrated in order to encourage positive and powerful emotion that has all the elements vital for individuals to change themselves as well as to change the world in a peaceful and optimistic manner. The day was first started at a small level but now it is celebrated worldwide. This year in 2019, the day is going to be celebrated on 5 May 2019, Sunday.

Charlie Chaplin, who was the famous comic artist said “Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain” and “A day without laughter is a day wasted”. At least one day in our life is not missed as a consequence by the world celebrating the World Laughter Day on the first Sunday of May every year on May 5.

Laughter Day has made its approach into the core of the rest of the world. The very first Laughter Day celebrated in India and outside India, it was celebrated in the year 2000 and was called the ‘HAPPY-DEMIC’, where more than ten thousand people get together outside Town Hall Square in Copenhagen, Denmark.

History and Significance of World Laughter Day

World Laughter Day was formed by Dr. Madan Kataria, in the year 1998. Dr. Madan is also the founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement. Dr. Kataria, a family doctor in India, was very much motivated to start the Laughter Yoga movement in part by the facial feedback hypothesis, which suggests that a person’s facial expressions can have an influence on their feelings and sentiments.

The celebration of World Laughter Day is an optimistic display for world harmony and is planned to shape up a worldwide awareness of brotherhood and companionship through laughter. It is most frequently observed by get-togethers of people in public residences with the solitary resolution of laughing. Its admiration has full-fledged exponentially with that of the Laughter Yoga movement now including thousands of Laughter Clubs in more than 105 nations.

Interesting Fun facts about World Laughter Day

The very first Globally celebrated Laughter Day was in the year 2000 at Copenhagen, Germany and was also recorded in The Guinness Book Of World Records as the world’s largest get-together of people collected at a place simply to laugh and to connect together.

There is a fact that rats also laugh when tickled as well as while playing with each other. This fact was observed in the year 1990 by a Psychologist named Jack Panksepp.

Laughter is spreadable. ‘Laugh and the world laughs with you…’

Oxford Dictionary titled the emoji ‘Face with Tears of Joy’ as its Word of the Year in the year 2015.

The benefit of Laughing on World Laughter Day

  • Laughing is a great heart exercise which helps in blood circulation. Laughing reduces the possibility of a heart attack.
  • As per to research, while laughing- the presence of oxygen increases and cancer cells, as well as a lot of injurious bacteria and viruses, are destroyed.
  • Laughing also improves the positive energy and makes you positive and happy throughout the day.
  • Laughing one hour every single day consumes 400 calories, which also helps in preventing obesity.
  • Laughing helps in reducing stress, anxiety, and depression to a great amount as one feels re-energized after a good laughing session, with the stress hormone cortisol levels going down.
  • Laughing exercises are also good for facial muscles. It is very truly said that if you laugh a lot when you get older your wrinkles will be in the right places.

World Laughter Day Quotes, Greetings, Messages 2019

Here are some of the inspirational Quotes and Messages on World Laughter Day in order to encourage people to laugh and lets others to laugh.

“Sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing feels better right now.” -Veronica Roth, Divergent

World Laughter Day 2019- History, Significance, Facts, Benefits, Quotes

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” -Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

“Laughter is wine for the soul – laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness – the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.” -Sean O’Casey

World Laughter Day 2019- History, Significance, Facts, Benefits, Quotes, Greetings

“Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine.” -Lord Byron

“The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.” -Mark Twain

I have not seen anyone dying of laughter, but I know millions who are dying because they are not laughing. – Dr. Madan Kataria

If Laughter cannot solve your problems, it will definitely DISSOLVE your problems; so that you can think clearly what to do about them – Dr. Madan Kataria

World Laughter Day 2019- History, Significance, Facts, Benefits, Greetings, Messages

Laughter is cute and precious. Don’t reserve it but share it. Happy World Laughter Day.

Your laughter echoes the happiness of your heart. Spread that happiness with everyone. Happy World Laughter Day 2019.

I hope everyone has a reason to smile today because it is World Laughter Day.

Laugh it loud today. Make it loud, make it large every day, every hour, laugh more, and live more. World Laughter Day.

Laugh out loud. Nothing brings people together than the laughter.

Keep smiling and all the world smile in return. Keep your beautiful smile on your face forever. Stay blessed. World laughter day 2019.

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