World Laughter Day 2024 – Promote laughter to enhance health

World Laughter Day is Celebrated on the first Sunday of May in every year to encourage laughter as a source for enhancing the mental and physical well-being for making worldwide unity. Thousands of individuals can participate in celebrations that include marches, laughter yoga exercises, entertainment events, and contests world wide.


History of World Laughter Day Celebration

Dr. Madan Kataria, the originator of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement, established World Laughter Day in 1998. Dr. Kataria, a family doctor from India, was inspired to launch the Laughter Yoga movement in part by the facial feedback theory, which holds that a person’s facial expressions can influence their emotions. The celebration of international Laughter Day is a positive manifestation of international peace, with the goal of raising global awareness of fraternity and friendship via laughter. It is most commonly celebrated by large crowds gathered in public areas only for the purpose of laughing. Its popularity has increased exponentially alongside that of the Laughter Yoga movement, which today includes thousands of Laughter Clubs in over 115 countries.

  • 1998 – May 10
  • 2023 – May 7
  • 2024 – May 5
  • 2025 – May 4

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Themes of the World Laughter Day Celebration

  • 1998 – Encourage people to prioritize happiness and make their lives full of laughter and joy
  • 2023 – World Peace Through Laughter.
  • 2024 – Unity

International Events and Celebration around the World on World Laughter Day

  • Try a free laughter yoga session for on World Laughter Day to enhance the mental and physical well-being.
  • Make jokes to celebrate World Laughter Day and break down barriers.

FAQ / People Also Ask

  1. When was First World Laughter Day was celebrated? – World Laughter Day was established in 1998 and the first celebration was on 10 May 1998, in Mumbai, India, arranged by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement.

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