International Moment of Laughter Day
International Moment of Laughter Day is observed next on Friday, April 14th, 2023 (134 days from today).
On April 14th, stop what are you doing, and laugh a little (or a lot), because today is International Moment of Laughter Day.
International Moment of Laughter Day is an annual holiday on April 14th. This is the day for your inner child to step out and laugh away all your worries. You can laugh out or giggle, in fact, you can do everything you want but make sure you always keep yourself laughing at the same time. This day reminds us to look beyond our anxious lives and find something that makes us smile.
History of International Moment of Laughter Day
It was believed that International Moment of Laughter Day had originated from 1997, a famous consultant and psychologist, Izzy Gesell give invitation all people to take part in on this day and join in some interesting activities to make people laugh together.
According to Gesell, laughing is just as necessary as breathing. He said that the laughter that comes right after you breathe is like the healthiest thing you can do. The main purpose of this holiday is to motivate people to help them find positivity in life.
Laughter often considers as the best medicine and has positively effects on our health. International Day of Laughs was initiated to improve our perspective. Laughter has been shown to be beneficial for anxiety, as the holiday promoter himself said, "It reduces stress, infuses optimism, boosts self-confidence, reduces resistance to change and strengthen all your relationships."
His opinion was demonstrated when Michael Miller and his colleagues at the University of Maryland hd made a study in 2005, which showed that comedies lovers will have increased blood flow and otherwise, people who often watch sad movies, will have restricted blood flow.
The purpose of the International Moment of Laughter Day that are to encourage people to laugh more, has become so popular that there are a lot of people around the world participated in it. Izzy Gesell's point is added because it is true that laughing can reduce the production of stress hormones and as the result reduce anxiety.
Some reasons of International Moment of Laughter Day being loved
- It relieves stress
Laughter lowers stress hormones to noticeable levels. Therefore, laughing can actually help overcome stressful and anxiety-provoking situations by reducing cortisol and epinephrine levels.
- It improves the immune system
A study by Mary Bannett has shown that people who laugh at comedies have better immunity to an increase in natural killer cell activity, which makes them immune to various diseases.
- It makes a person positive
The International Day of Laughing Moments is all about celebrating joy and happiness. This day focuses on shifting one's outlook on life from pessimism to optimism.
How to celebrate International Moment of Laughter Day
- Laugh out loud
There is no better way to celebrate than to laugh out loud for no reason at all. Can't find a reason to? That's okay, just go to a store and look at some funny greeting cards or watch a comedy and you'll probably burst out laughing in no time.
- Spread laughter
Find your own way to make someone laugh. It's always helpful to put a big smile on someone's face. You can make someone laugh by sharing a funny incident or maybe some good jokes.
- Create awareness
Raise awareness about this topic by sharing your opinion on your post through the social media. Do not forget to share your favorite jokes and comedy shows with some comments on social media for spreading. Let us make people to realize the benefits of laughter bright to us.
ObservedInternational Moment of Laughter Day has been observed annually on April 14th.
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